Abbey Name Meaning

English: from Middle English abbeye, abbaye (Old French abeie, Late Latin abbatia ‘priest’s house’), applied as a topographic name for someone living in or near an abbey, or an occupational name for someone working in one.

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


Similar surnames: Abney, Abbe, Mabey, Alber, Dabney, Alley, Bey, Aubel, Aube, Aubrey

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Abbey Family Origin

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Abbey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Joiner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Abbey family was Labourer. The most common Abbey occupation in the UK was Farmer. 3% of Abbey's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Abbey.

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Abbey Historical Records

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Abbey Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Abbey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Abbey in 1940 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Abbey

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