Abrahim History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The background history of the name Abrahim starts in ancient Scotland among the Pictish people. The name Abrahim is derived from the name Abraham. The name means chief (or father) of a multitude and exalted father.

Early Origins of the Abrahim family

The surname Abrahim 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]

Early History of the Abrahim family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abrahim research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1689, 1672 and are included under the topic Early Abrahim History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Abrahim Spelling Variations

Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Abrahim include Abraham, Abram, Abrams, Abrahams and others.

Early Notables of the Abrahim family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Abrahim Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Abrahim family to Ireland

Some of the Abrahim 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.

Migration of the Abrahim family

The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Abrahim: John and Thomas Abram who were among the first settlers in North America, settling in Virginia in 1635 and 1653 respectively; William Abrams settled in Maryland in 1733.


Contemporary Notables of the name Abrahim (post 1700) +


    RMS Titanic
    • Mrs. Mary Sophie Halaut Abrahim, (née Easu), aged 18, Lebanese Third Class passenger from Ayn 'Arab who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible C [2]


    1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
    2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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