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biblical judge of Israel
The placename is from the Old English personal name Abba + tūn (“settlement”). The surname is habitational from the village in Shropshire, but it is also borrowed from Spanish Abdón. The surname is mostly found in the Philippines.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Abdon is the 35489th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 634 individuals. Abdon is most common among White (50.79%), Asian/Pacific Islander (23.03%) and Hispanic/Latino (14.35%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Abdon”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 1, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 3.