Abad Family History

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Abad Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname from abad ‘priest’ (from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’, genitive abbatis, from the Aramaic word meaning ‘father’). The application is uncertain: it could be a nickname, an occupational name for the servant of a priest, or denote an (illegitimate) son of a priest. Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic ?Abbad ‘devoted worshiper’ or ‘servant’. The banu (tribe) ?Abbad claims descent from the ancient Lakhmid kings of al-?Hirah. The founder of the ?Abbadids of Seville was Muhammad bin ?Abbad (1023–42), whose son ?Abbad succeeded his father as chamberlain to the pretended khalif, but was soon ruling in his own right under the honorific title al-Muta??did ‘petitioner for justice (from Allah)’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Abate, Abid, Awad, Azad, Abadi, Samad, Sabat, Baz, Bay, Awan

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Abad Ethnicity Estimate

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  • Philippines


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Native American—North, Central, South


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Abad Family Origin

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Abad Family Occupations

What did your Abad ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Abad occupation in the UK was Vicar Of Uttoxeter. 100% of Abad's were Vicar Of Uttoxeters.

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  • Vicar Of Uttoxeter


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Abad Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Abad Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Abad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Abad in 1942 was 34, and 68 in 2004.

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