Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the personal name Abele (see Abeles) + German Mann ‘man’.
  • Americanized spelling of German Abelmann, which is from the personal name Abel (a pet form of Albrecht) + -mann as a diminutive suffix.
  • This surname was brought to PA from Germany by one Heinrich Abelmann in the 18th century.