Abram last name popularity, history, and meaning

Find out how popular the last name Abram is in the United States and learn more about the meaning, history, and race and ethnic origin of people in America who are named Abram.

Meaning of Abram

A patronymic surname derived from the Hebrew personal name Abraham, meaning "father of many."

Abram, like all of the last names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Abram surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Abram in America

Abram is the 6201st most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Abram surname appeared 5,514 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 people would have the surname Abram.

We can also compare 2010 data for Abram to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 6201 6140 0.99%
Count 5,514 5,136 7.10%
Proportion per 100k 1.87 1.90 -1.59%

The history of the last name Abram

The surname ABRAM originated in England and can be traced back to the medieval period. It is derived from the Hebrew personal name 'Abraham', which means 'father of many' or 'father of multitudes'. The name was likely brought to England by Jewish settlers or adopted by Christians as a baptismal name.

One of the earliest recorded instances of the surname ABRAM can be found in the Pipe Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275, where a Richard Abram is mentioned. The surname also appears in the Subsidy Rolls of Staffordshire in 1327, where a John Abram is listed.

The ABRAM surname may have originated from various place names in England, such as Abram in Lancashire or Abram in Buckinghamshire. These place names are believed to derive from the Old English words 'æt' (at) and 'bræm' (broom), referring to a location near a broom plant or a broom-covered area.

In the 16th century, a notable bearer of the ABRAM surname was Robert Abram, a Church of England clergyman who served as the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore in Ireland from 1564 to 1567.

Another historical figure with the ABRAM surname was John Abram (1585-1655), an English politician who served as a Member of Parliament for Boston in Lincolnshire during the 17th century.

In the 18th century, Joseph Abram (1705-1769) was a prominent English lawyer and judge who served as the Chief Baron of the Exchequer from 1766 until his death.

During the 19th century, Edward Abram (1819-1888) was a British architect and surveyor who designed several notable buildings in Manchester and Liverpool.

Another notable bearer of the ABRAM surname was William Abram (1857-1936), a Scottish architect who worked in the Arts and Crafts style and designed several churches and public buildings in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Abram

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Abram.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups:

  1. White only
  2. Black only
  3. American Indian and Alaskan Native only
  4. Asian and Pacific Islander only
  5. Hispanic
  6. Two or More Races

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Abram was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 45.79% 2,525
Non-Hispanic Black Only 45.88% 2,530
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only 2.01% 111
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.51% 28
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 2.90% 160
Hispanic Origin 2.90% 160

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Abram has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 45.79% 47.90% -4.50%
Black 45.88% 45.85% 0.07%
Asian and Pacific Islander 2.01% 1.48% 30.37%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.51% 0.43% 17.02%
Two or More Races 2.90% 1.99% 37.22%
Hispanic 2.90% 2.36% 20.53%

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

The history and meaning of the name Abram was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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