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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Abernathy

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  • A submission from Georgia, United States says the name Abernathy means "Mouth of the river Nethy" and is of Scottish origin.

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  1. Alternative form of Abernethy

Notable Persons With the Last Name Abernathy

Ralph Abernathy was a clergyman and activist. Ralph was given the name Ralph David Abernathy on March 11th, 1926 in Linden, Alabama. He breathed his last breath on April 17th, 1990.


Frankie Abernathy was a purse designer. Frankie was born on December 21st, 1981 in Kansas City, Missouri. She left this life on June 9th, 2007.


Donzaleigh Abernathy is an actress and actor. Donzaleigh was born on August 5th, 1957.


Dem Jointz is a songwriter and record producer. Dem was given the name Dwayne Abernathy, Jr.


Robert was born in 1924. He left this life in 1990.


Jack was born on January 28th, 1876. He left this life on January 11th, 1941.


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Popularity of Abernathy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Abernathy U.S.
  White 78.42% 64.26%
  African American 16.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Abernathy

People with the last name Abernathy are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Abernathy

  • How Popular is the name Abernathy? Abernathy is the 54,125th most popular name of all time. As a last name Abernathy was the 2,216th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Abernathy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33 babies born with the first name Abernathy in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Abernathy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2008 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Abernathy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Abernathy is Monday, March 4th, 1912.
  • What year had the most people named Abernathy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Abernathy was in 2012 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Abernathy: Your name in reverse order is Yhtanreba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arnaethby. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Abernathy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,450 people with the last name Abernathy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Abernathy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Abernathy as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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