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Abbe is a name that evolved among the descendants of the people of the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland. It is a name for a person who worked as a person who was a lay-abbot of a monastery. In the Middle Ages, this was the title held usually by the leading family of the village.

Abbe Early Origins



The surname Abbe was first found in the county of Angus, in the parish of Abbey, and Brechin, and 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.

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Abbe Spelling Variations


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Abbe Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Abbe has been spelled Abbey, Aba, Abbe, Abbie, Abey, Abbeys, Aby and others.

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Abbe Early History


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Abbe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abbe research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1219 and 1370 are included under the topic Early Abbe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abbe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Abbe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Abbe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North Ameri ca. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Abbes to arrive on North American shores:

Abbe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Abbe, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • John Abbe, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Thomas Abbe, who landed in Virginia in 1649
  • Soliman Abbe, who landed in Long Island in 1659
  • Thomas Abbe settled in Virginia in 1673

Abbe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Abbe, who arrived in America in 1831
  • Jacob Abbe, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854

Abbe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Elizth Abbe, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Abbe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Abbe (post 1700)



  • Samuel B. Abbe, American politician, Member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 5th District, 1857
  • Joshua G. Abbe, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1868
  • Horace Lincoln Abbe (b. 1865), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Enfield, 1902, 1906, 1910
  • Harold Abbe, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2004
  • Albert N. Abbe, American Republican politician, Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1908
  • Cleveland Abbe (1818-1916), American meteorologist
  • Louis Jean Nicolas Abbé, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Truman Abbe (1873-1955), American surgeon
  • Robert Abbe (1851-1928), American surgeon and radiologist
  • James Abbe (1883-1975), American photographer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    11. ...

    The Abbe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Abbe 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.

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