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The name Abbate is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a superior of a monastery, an Abbot. The name Abbate may also be a nickname applied to someone who played the part of an abbot in a medieval pageant, or to a person thought to be particularly pious and devout.

Abbate Early Origins



The surname Abbate was first found in the counties of Oxfordshire, Huntingdon, Bedfordshire and Cambridge from very ancient times. The family was in this area before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 AD Alfwoldus Abbas (1111-1117,) is one such example of a man who was a holder of the monasterial office of Abbot. It is also assumed that the name may have been a source of several more surnames at a later date. Walter Abat was recorded in The Assize Rolls for Yorkshire in 1219. Peter le Abbot (the Abbot) of Essex is documented in the records of the Hornchurch priory, and is also mention of Ralph Abbod in the Assize Rolls for Somerset in 1272.

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Abbate Spelling Variations


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Abbate Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Abbate include Abbott, Abbot, Abbotts, Abbett, Abbet, Abott and others.

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Abbate Early History


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Abbate Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abbate research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1577, 1912, 1562, 1633, 1612 and 1633 are included under the topic Early Abbate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abbate Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Abbate Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Abbate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abbate In Ireland


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Abbate In Ireland



Some of the Abbate family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Abbate were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Abbate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Abbate, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893
  • Bemigia Abbate, who came to New York, NY in 1893

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Contemporary Notables of the name Abbate (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Abbate (post 1700)



  • Peter J. Abbate Jr. (b. 1949), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly 49th District, 1987-; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000, 2008
  • Jon Abbate (b. 1985), American football fullback
  • Peter Abbate Jr. (b. 1949), American Representative for District 49 in the New York State Assembly
  • Mario Abbate (1927-1981), Italian singer, famous as an exponent of Neapolitan songs
  • Lirio Abbate (b. 1971), Italian journalist and correspondent in Sicily
  • Janet Abbate, American author of the book "Inventing the Internet"

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Motto



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: Deo patria amicis
Motto Translation: A friend to God and my country.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Abbate Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Abbate Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 September 2015 at 13:06.

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