Early Origins of the Abay family
Angus, in the parish of Abbey and Brechin. The first record was of Donald Abbe of Brechin in 1178, who witnessed a charter with Turpin, Bishop of Brechin, and later he gifted the lands of Balegillegrand to the Abbey of Arbroath, which grant was confirmed by King William the Lion.
Early History of the Abay family
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Abay Spelling Variations
spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Abay has appeared as Abbey, Aba, Abbe, Abbie, Abey, Abbeys, Aby and others.
Early Notables of the Abay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abay family to Ireland
Some of the Abay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Abay family to the New World and Oceana
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Abay or a variant listed above: Sarah Abbey who settled in Barbados in 1679; William Abbeys settled in Virginia in 1638; Thomas Abbeys settled in Virginia in 1637; Thomas Abbe settled in Virginia in 1673.
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