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Abramson Surname History



The ancestors of the Abramson family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The name Abramson is derived from the name Abraham. The name means chief (or father) of a multitude and exalted father.


Early Origins of the Abramson family


The surname Abramson 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Abramson family


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

Abramson Spelling Variations


The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Abramson has been spelled Abraham, Abram, Abrams, Abrahams and others.

Early Notables of the Abramson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Abramson family to Ireland


Some of the Abramson 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 Abramson family to the New World and Oceana


The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Abramson:

Abramson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Frances Abramson, who landed in Maryland in 1658 [2]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)

Abramson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tobias Abramson, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1840 [2]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)
  • Rudolph Abramson, who arrived in Arkansas in 1879 [2]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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Abramson (post 1700)


  • Lee Abramson (1970-2016), American composer and musician
  • Norman Abramson (b. 1932), American engineer and computer scientist
  • Herbert C. Abramson (1916-1999), American record company executive and producer
  • Jill Ellen Abramson (b. 1954), news managing editor of The New York Times named to become the paper's first female Executive Editor in September 2011
  • Harold Alexander Abramson (1899-1980), American psychiatrist

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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)


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