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Abramov (male) and Abramova (female) (the form Abramoff is also used among emigrants) are old Russian surnames originated around the XVI century.[1] Variations of the former calendar name Avraam. The surname was common among all social estates and covered the whole territory of the Russian Empire. Sometimes it derived from patronymic. It was also adapted by Jews following the Partitions of Poland and usually meant "the son of Abram". As it is not allowed to share the same name as a living father, a son whose father was named Abraham would be called Abram as a stand-in for Abraham.[2]

People with the surname Abramov:

People with the surname Abramova:

People with the surname Abramoff:

  • Jack Abramoff (born 1958), American political lobbyist, served prison time for fraud



  • Unbegaun, B. O. (1972). Russian Surnames. Oxford University Press. 
  1. ^ Origin of the Abramov Surname Russian Dynasties. International Institute of Genealogical Research (in Russian)
  2. ^ Jewish Family Names and Their Origins: An Etymological Dictionary, By Heinrich Walter Guggenheimer, Eva H. Guggenheimer, (KTAV Publishing House 1992