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Abner Name Meaning

English: from a Biblical personal name, meaning in Hebrew ‘God is (my) light’, which was popular among the Puritans, especially among early settlers in New England, but also in the southern states. In the First and Second Books of Samuel, Abner is Saul’s uncle and the commander of his army, who is eventually cut down by Joab (II Samuel 3:12–39).

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


Similar surnames: Abney, Avner, Anker, Agner, Rayner, Aber, Arney, Alber, Arner, Eber

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Abner Family Origin

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Abner Family Occupations

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In 1881, Mackintosh Maker and Stone Dresser were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Abner. The most common Abner occupation in the UK was Mackintosh Maker. 50% of Abner's were Mackintosh Makers.

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  • Mackintosh Maker

    50%
  • Stone Dresser

    50%

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Abner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Abner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abner 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 Abner. 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 Abner. For the veterans among your Abner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Abner Life Expectancy

What is the average Abner lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Abner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Abner in 1942 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Abner 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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