The Abrar name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Abrar was originally a name given to someone who worked as a person who was known as the taborer,
the player on the small drum. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. These surnames were frequently derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products, in this case the tabor. These types of occupational
surnames are called metonymic surnames.
Early Origins of the Abrar family
The surname Abrar was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Abrar family
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Abrar Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Abrar are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Abrar include: Taber, Tabert, Tabor and others.
Early Notables of the Abrar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abrar family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Abrar or a variant listed above: Richard Tabert settled in Jamaica in 1654; Ebert Taber from England
settled in New England
in 1709; B. C.W. Charles, H.E. H.H. and Mrs. S.F. Taber, all arrived in San Francisco in 1853.