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Meaning and Origin

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An English and Scottish occupational surname for someone employed by an abbot.

  • In the U.S. adopted by families originally named Italian Abate, Spanish Abad or German Abt.
  1. A surname​.
  2. (very rare) A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Abbott

Abbott and Costello is a word play, slapstick, and deadpan comedian. Abbott was born in United States.

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Vaughn Meader was a comedian, impersonator, musician, and actor. Vaughn was given the name Abbott Vaughn Meader on March 20th, 1936 in Waterville, Maine, U.S. He breathed his last breath on October 29th, 2004.

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Abbott Handerson Thayer was an artist in the fields of painting and camouflage. Abbott was born on August 12th, 1849 in Boston. He left this life on May 29th, 1921.

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A. J. Liebling was a journalist. A. was given the name Abbott Joseph Liebling on October 18th, 1904 in New York City. He breathed his last breath on December 28th, 1963.

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Abbott Lawrence Lowell was an office holder. Abbott was born on December 13th, 1856 in Boston. He passed away on January 6th, 1943.

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Abbott Lawrence was an office holder. Abbott was born on December 16th, 1792 in Groton, Massachusetts. He died on August 18th, 1855.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Abbott

Dimebag Darrell Abbott was a musician. Dimebag was given the name Darrell Lance Abbott on August 20th, 1966 in Ennis, Texas. He breathed his last breath on December 8th, 2004.

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Tony Abbott is a Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, 28th Prime Minister of Australia, 13th Leader of the Liberal Party, 33rd Leader of the Opposition, Minister for Health, Ageing, Leader of the House, Minister for Employment, Workpl. Tony was born on November 4th, 1957 in London.

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Greg Abbott is an Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, 50th Attorney General of Texas, and Associate Justice of theTexas Supreme Court. Greg was born on November 13th, 1957 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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Christopher Abbott is an actor. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Christopher was given the name Christopher Jacob Abbott in Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S. Christopher is also known as Abbott and Chris.

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Diahnne Abbott is an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1976 to 2002. Diahnne was born on January 1st, 1945 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Bud Abbott was an actor, comedian, and producer. He was most prominent from 1924 to 1967. Bud was given the name William Alexander Abbott on October 2nd, 1897 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States. He left this life on April 24th, 1974.

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How popular is the baby name Abbott in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1888 6 0 6
1909 5 0 5
1911 8 0 8
1912 8 0 8
1913 5 0 5
1914 13 0 13
1915 18 0 18
1916 16 0 16
1917 12 0 12
1918 21 0 21
1919 8 0 8
1920 22 0 22
1921 18 0 18
1922 12 0 12
1923 16 0 16
1924 10 0 10
1925 7 0 7
1926 12 0 12
1927 14 0 14
1928 6 0 6
1929 8 0 8
1930 5 0 5
1931 10 0 10
1932 10 0 10
1933 10 0 10
1934 10 0 10
1936 7 0 7
1937 8 0 8
1938 8 0 8
1939 6 0 6
1941 7 0 7
1942 13 0 13
1943 5 0 5
1945 10 0 10
1946 5 0 5
1947 10 0 10
1948 5 0 5
1949 8 0 8
1950 9 0 9
1951 7 0 7
1952 5 0 5
1953 7 0 7
1954 11 0 11
1955 5 0 5
1956 6 0 6
1957 7 0 7
1960 6 0 6
1963 5 0 5
1965 8 0 8
1969 5 0 5
1970 6 0 6
1984 5 0 5
1988 5 0 5
1990 6 0 6
1993 6 0 6
1994 5 0 5
1998 5 0 5
1999 7 0 7
2000 5 0 5
2002 9 0 9
2003 7 0 7
2004 9 0 9
2005 20 5 15
2006 13 0 13
2007 15 0 15
2008 18 0 18
2009 19 0 19
2010 34 0 34
2011 37 0 37
2012 44 5 39
2013 53 0 53
2014 55 8 47
2015 51 6 45
2016 59 0 59
2017 59 0 59

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Popularity of Abbott as a first name

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Popularity of Abbott as a last name

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Common last names for Abbott

  • Davis
  • Lawrence
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Abbott U.S.
  White 89.50% 64.26%
  African American 4.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Abbott

People with the last name Abbott are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Abbott

  • How Popular is the name Abbott? Abbott is the 10,422nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Abbott was the 645th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Abbott have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,020 babies born with the first name Abbott in the United States. That's more than enough people named Abbott to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Abbott? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Abbott first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Abbott is Tuesday, November 24th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Abbott born? The highest recorded use of the first name Abbott was in 2016 with a total of 59 babies.
  • Random Abbott Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Abbott is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Abbott: Your name in reverse order is Ttobba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tbboat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Abbott? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 52,739 people with the last name Abbott.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Abbott? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 18 of them will have Abbott as their last name.

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