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Abernethy Surname History



The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of first people to use the name Abernethy. The name was found at the place named Abernethy in southeastern Perthshire. The place name is of Pictish origin, meaning "mouth of the river Nethy." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early Origins of the Abernethy family


The surname Abernethy was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland at Abernethy, a parish that " derives its name from Aber, signifying in Gaelic, in conjunction with Nethy, the 'termination of Nethy' which is descriptive of the situation of the church, near the entrance of that river into the Spey." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Abernethy family appear in ancient records as lay abbots of the Culdee Monastery of Abernethy in Strathearn in the 12th century. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Abernethy family


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Abernethy Spelling Variations


In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Abernethy has appeared Abernethy, Anernethie, Abernathy, Abernathie, Albirnyth, Abirnethie, Abernettie and many more.

Early Notables of the Abernethy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Abernethy family to Ireland


Some of the Abernethy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Abernethy family to the New World and Oceana


Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Abernethy:

Abernethy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Abernethy, who arrived in Connecticut in 1718 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Abernethy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Abernethy, who landed in America in 1804 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Abernethy, who arrived in America in 1804 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Abernethy, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1812 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Abel Abernethy, aged 27, who landed in New York in 1812 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Abernethy, who landed in New York in 1818 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Abernethy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Abernethy, aged 26, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

Contemporary Notables of the name Abernethy (post 1700)


  • Virginia Deane Abernethy (b. 1934), American professor of psychiatry and anthropology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Bob Abernethy (b. 1927), American NBC News correspondent for over forty years
  • Arthur Talmage Abernethy (1872-1956), American journalist, scholar, theologian and poet, the first North Carolina Poet Laureate (1948)
  • George Abernethy (1807-1877), American pioneer,entrepreneur, and first Governor of Oregon
  • Thomas Abernethy (1803-1860), Scottish seafarer, gunner in the Royal Navy, and polar explorer; as member of the James Clark Ross's team of six, Abernethy was in the first party ever to reach the North Magnetic Pole in 1831
  • James Abernethy FRSE (1814-1896), Scottish civil engineer, responsible for the Swansea docks, Aire and Calder Navigation and the Cardiff Docks
  • John Abernethy (1764-1831), English-born surgeon, born in London 3 April 1764, the son of John Abernethy, a London merchant belonging to an Irish family of Scotch extraction
  • Roy Abernethy (1906-1977), American businessman, CEO of American Motors Corporation from February 1962 to January 1967
  • Glen Abernethy (b. 1971), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories (2007)
  • Thomas Gerstle Abernethy (1903-1998), American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Abernethy family



HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Roderic Bell Abernethy (1909-1941), Australian Petty Officer Telegraphist from Wellington, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp


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