Abbald History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Abbald family
The surname Abbald was first found in the historic county of Kent in southeastern England, where they have held a family seat from very ancient times. They arrived in England with William the Conqueror (King William I) and the name is mentioned in the Battel Abbey Roll as Abell.
Early History of the Abbald family
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Abbald Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Abbald has been recorded under many different variations, including Abell, Abel, Able, Habel, Abeel, Abelson, Abelle, Abele, Ablson, Ebelson, Abill, Abilson, Aball, Abeal, Eblson, Epleson, Apell and many more.
Early Notables of the Abbald family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abbald family
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Abbalds were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Robert Abel who came in the fleet with Winthrop in 1630 and landed at Weymouth. Robert, his son, joined the expedition of Sir William Phipps to Quebec in 1690..
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vive le Roi
Motto Translation: Long life to the King.