Abbate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Abbate family
The surname Abbate was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna). In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.
Important Dates for the Abbate family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abbate research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1520, 1684, 1509, 1571, 1667, 1640 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Abbate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Abbate Spelling Variations
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Abbate include Abbati, Abati, Abeyti, Abeyta, Abbeyti, Abbiati, Abbate and many more.
Early Notables of the Abbate family (pre 1700)
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Abbate migration to the United States
A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Abbate:
Typical Abbate Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Abbate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Antonio Abbate, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893
- Bemigia Abbate, who settled in New York, NY in 1893
Contemporary Notables of the name Abbate (post 1700)
- Jon Abbate (b. 1985), American football fullback
- Peter Abbate Jr. (b. 1949), American Representative for District 49 in the New York State Assembly
- Peter J. Abbate Jr. (b. 1949), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly 49th District, 1987-; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000, 2008 
- Mario Abbate (1927-1981), Italian singer, famous as an exponent of Neapolitan songs
- Lirio Abbate (b. 1971), Italian journalist and correspondent in Sicily
- Janet Abbate, American author of the book "Inventing the Internet"
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