Abraham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Picts were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the Abraham family lived. The name Abraham comes from the name Abraham. The name means chief (or father) of a multitude and exalted father.

Early Origins of the Abraham family

The surname Abraham was first found in Balfeth, in Scotland, in 1163, where Adam Abraham, Bishop of Dunblain, held extensive lands. Further south in Lancashire, the township of Abram was home to another branch of the family. "This township was originally called Adburgham, and afterwards Abraham, and gave name to an ancient family of landowners, of whom Gilbert de Abram and John Abraham are mentioned in the reigns of Henry IV. and Henry V. There are some ancient seats, among which is Abram Hall, a moated brick mansion existing since the time of Henry VI." [1]

Important Dates for the Abraham family

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Abraham Spelling Variations

Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Abraham has been spelled Abraham, Abram, Abrams, Abrahams and others.

Early Notables of the Abraham family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Abraham family to Ireland

Some of the Abraham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Abraham migration to the United States

In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Abraham:

Abraham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Abraham, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [2]
  • Geo Abraham, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [2]
  • William Abraham, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [2]
  • George Abraham, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 [2]
  • George Abraham, who settled in Virginia in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Abraham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Sarah Abraham, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730 [2]
  • ? Abraham, who landed in America in 1783 [2]
Abraham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Aron Abraham, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1800 [2]
  • Leopold Abraham, aged 28, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804 [2]
  • Jacob Abraham, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806 [2]
  • Levy Abraham, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1807 [2]
  • Alexander H Abraham, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1830 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Abraham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mike Abraham, who landed in Mississippi in 1901 [2]
  • Mike Abraham, who arrived in Mississippi in 1904 [2]
  • Antoni Abraham, who arrived in Mississippi in 1906 [2]
  • Tom Abraham, who arrived in Texas in 1912 [2]

Abraham migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Abraham Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Shovel Abraham, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Daniel Abraham, who settled in Canada in 1783
  • Mr. Christian Abraham U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Ontario c. 1783 [3]
  • Mr. Daniel Abraham U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Marysburgh Township, Ontario c. 1783 [3]
Abraham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • W Abraham, aged 25, who landed in Quebec in 1868
  • Heinrich Abraham, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Johann Abraham, who landed in Manitoba in 1875

Abraham migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Abraham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Abraham, aged 35, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "William Stuart" [4]
  • Thomas Abraham, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" [5]

Abraham migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Abraham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Charles J. Abraham, aged 25, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Edwin I. Abraham, aged 30, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • C. Abraham, aged 2, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • C. Abraham, aged 6 mths., who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Mr. Abraham, Australian settler travelling from Newcastle, New South Wales aboard the ship "Eagle" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 6th October 1842 [6]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Abraham (post 1700)

  • Clifton Eugene Abraham (b. 1971), American football defensive back in the National Football League
  • F Murray Abraham (b. 1939), Academy Award-winning American actor (Best Actor for his role in Amadeus)
  • Robert Abraham (1773-1850), London architect, the son of a builder, and educated as a surveyor [7]
  • Brigadier-General Clyde Rush Abraham (1883-1955), Italian Assistant Commanding General 5th Division (1940-1942) [8]
  • George Dixon Abraham (1871-1965), English climber and photographer
  • Max Abraham (1875-1922), German physicist
  • Walter Victor Abraham (1923-2006), Australian architect and town planner
  • William Abraham (1842-1922), Welsh trade unionist
  • Sir Edward Penley Abraham (1913-1999), English biochemist
  • Winston Abraham (b. 1974), Australian rules footballer

Historic Events for the Abraham family

Halifax Explosion
  • Miss Agnes  Abraham (1909-1917), Canadian resident from Protestant Orphanage, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [9]
  • Miss Ivy B.  Abraham (1911-1917), Canadian resident from Protestant Orphanage, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [9]

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ South Australian Register Friday 15 July 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stuart 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstuart1853.shtml.
  5. ^ South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sirthomasgresham1858.shtml.
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 17 Apr. 2019
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Clyde Abraham. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Abraham/Clyde_Rush/USA.html
  9. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
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