Able Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Abel. Probably also an Americanized spelling of the same surname in other languages.

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


Similar surnames: Gable, Eble, Hable, Abee, Cale, Auble, Bale, Bable, Abbe, Wible

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Able Family Origin

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Able Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Boot Maker

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Able occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Able's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Butcher and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Able. A less common occupation for the Able family was Farmer.

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Able Historical Records

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Able Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Able life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Able in 1941 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Able

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