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The ABE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,998 9930 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 92 33358 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +2906 +23428 +0.001 +9
Other Countries
Australia 33 35258 0.000 2
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ABE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 907 4093 0.003 27
Hawaii 578 128 0.048 477
New York 186 12791 0.001 10
Washington 157 5868 0.003 27
Maryland 119 6073 0.002 22
Top States for ABE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 578 128 0.048 477
West Virginia 77 3295 0.004 43
California 907 4093 0.003 27
Washington 157 5868 0.003 27
Wyoming 13 6552 0.003 26


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called ABE live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called ABE represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called ABE in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a ABE by picking someone at random in Hawaii than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of ABE

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the ABE surname.

Ethnic distribution of ABE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 566 18.88
Mixed Race 186 6.2
Black/African American 94 3.14
Native American/Alaskan 67 2.23
White (Hispanic) 58 1.93
Asian/Pacific 2,027 67.61

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the ABE surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

ABE is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of ABE in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of ABE.

Similar names to ABE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ABE.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for ABE

The following words are slight variants of ABE that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.