Abernathy Family History

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Abernathy Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Abernethy in southeastern Perthshire. The place name is of Pictish origin, meaning ‘mouth of the river Nethy’.

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

Similar surnames: Barnaby, Abernethy, Abernathey, Keinath, Beath, Bernardy, Bernat

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Abernathy Family Origin

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Abernathy Family Occupations

What did your Abernathy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Formerly Mill Worker Pauper, Iron Miner and Mariner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Abernathy. The most common Abernathy occupation in the UK was Formerly Mill Worker Pauper. 25% of Abernathy's were Formerly Mill Worker Paupers. A less common occupation for the Abernathy family was Retired Ship Master.

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  • Formerly Mill Worker Pauper

  • Iron Miner

  • Mariner

  • Retired Ship Master


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Abernathy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Abernathy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Abernathy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abernathy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Abernathy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Abernathy. For the veterans among your Abernathy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Abernathy Life Expectancy

What is the average Abernathy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Abernathy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Abernathy in 1945 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Abernathy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Abernathy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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