Abbeald History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Abbeald family

The surname Abbeald 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 Abbeald family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abbeald research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 154 and 1540 are included under the topic Early Abbeald History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Abbeald Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Abell, Abel, Able, Habel, Abeel, Abelson, Abelle, Abele, Ablson, Ebelson, Abill, Abilson, Aball, Abeal, Eblson, Epleson, Apell and many more.

Early Notables of the Abbeald family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Abbeald family

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Abbeald name or one of its variants: 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 Abbeald 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: Vive le Roi
Motto Translation: Long life to the King.


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