The name Abbadham emerged long ago in Wales
. This surname comes from the personal name Adam.
The surname Abbadham features the distinctive Welsh patronymic
The original form of the name was ab-Adam
but the prefixes have been assimilated into the surname over the course of time and the overall spelling has sometimes been extensively altered.
Early Origins of the Abbadham family
The surname Abbadham was first found in Denbighshire
(Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county in Northeast Wales
, created by the Laws in Wales
Early History of the Abbadham family
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Abbadham Spelling Variations
surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations
. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh
variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh
surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh
names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic
language of the Welsh
had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations
of particular Welsh
names are very important. The surname Abbadham has occasionally been spelled Abadham, Abadam, Ab Adham, Ab Adam, Ap Adam and many more.
Early Notables of the Abbadham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abbadham family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh
families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Abbadham those who migrated to North America before the 19th century and contributed to the development of a new society.
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