Able Family History

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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

What did your Able ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Boot Maker

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%

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

Able Historical Records

What Able family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Search 1891 UK census records for Able

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Able. 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 Able. For the veterans among your Able ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Able Life Expectancy

What is the average Able lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Able

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Able 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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