Last name origins & meanings:
- German and Dutch: from Old Low German or Middle Dutch
abt ‘abbot’, hence an occupational name for a servant of an
abbot or a nickname for someone thought to resemble an abbot in some
way. In some instances it may have been from a house name.
- Jewish (central Ashkenazic): from Abt, the German name of
Opatów in Poland, or from Apt, the Yiddish name of this
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