Last name: ABBE

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ABBE : This last name is indexed 114,063 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ABBE : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Abbe which is usually a pet form of the female name Aubrey but may sometimes be a pet form of a male name beginning with Ab- namely Abel Abraham or Absalom. This surname is rare in Britain.2: English: occasionally perhaps also a variant of Abbey.3: German: from a pet form of the personal name Albrecht (see Albert).4: French (Abbé): from abbé ‘priest abbot’ presumably a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the household of a priest or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a priest or an abbot in appearance or behavior. Compare Labbe.

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