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Type Surname (from location)

Meaning & History

German: variant of Abt.
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Apt, the Yiddish name of Opatów in Kielce voivodeship, Poland. The place name (in German, Yiddish, and Polish) is from a root meaning ‘abbot’, the place having been named for the local abbey.
Added 12/9/2015 by cutenose