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  • Abraham ben Sahlān (b. - c.1032)
  • Abraham Abraham (bef.1714 - d.)
  • Abu Sahl Nathan ben Abraham, Nasi (c.995 - d.)
    Nathan ben Abraham - a student of Ḥushiel ben ElḥananAbū Sahl Nathan ben Abraham ben Saul, a scion of a gaonic family on his mother’s side, was born in Palestine in the last quarter of the tenth centur...
  • Adalaide Sloman (1830 - 1920)
    Immigrated 1849 from England to US Adelaide Slawman 1870 United States Federal Census Birth: Circa 1832 - England Residence: June 1 1870 - New York, USA Husband (implied): Isaac Slawman Ch...
  • Adalbert Abraham (1870 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs:Abraham, Adalbert Albert geboren am 08. September 1870 in Pinne (poln. Pniewy)/Samter/Posenwohnhaft in Berlin (Charlottenburg)Deportation ab Berlin 29. Oktober...

About the Abraham surname

In India, when someone has the surname Abraham, it usually means that they are originally Christians from the state of Kerala. The trouble is that the surname rarely passes down from one generation to another. There is a curious system of name reversal between fathers and sons. The father's first name becomes the eldest son's last name and his last name becomes the son's first. The only name that stays consistent across generations is the family name. So each person has 3 names (including the family name) and a separate (and usually unrelated) nickname to avoid the confusion caused by this continuous recycling of names.

For example, Kadavil Poulose Abraham's eldest son will be named Kadavil Abraham Poulose, whose eldest son in turn will be named Kadavil Poulose Abraham and so on.

For this reason, although my surname is Abraham, it is not really considered my family name as such due to its instability. That being said, modern-day Keralites are slowly dispensing with this old naming custom and retaining one surname for the whole family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             El apellido Abraham se encuentra entre judíos de Israel, también lo encontramos en el libro History of the Jews in Aragón de Jean Régne, entre víctimas judías del Holocausto  Museo   Yad Vashem , Jerusalem.  En familias de  Comunidades Judías de Líbano, Turquía, Rep. Checa, etc.  Las familias árabes también lo tienen, como Ibrahim. Un saludo desde Madrid.