Abber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Abber finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person who was known as the taborer, the player on the small drum. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. These surnames were frequently derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products, in this case the tabor. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.
Early Origins of the Abber family
The surname Abber was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Abber family
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Abber Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Abber has been recorded under many different variations, including Taber, Tabert, Tabor and others.
Early Notables of the Abber family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abber family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Abber or a variant listed above: Richard Tabert settled in Jamaica in 1654; Ebert Taber from England settled in New England in 1709; B. C.W. Charles, H.E. H.H. and Mrs. S.F. Taber, all arrived in San Francisco in 1853.
Contemporary Notables of the name Abber (post 1700) +
- David Abber, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Lancaster, California, 2004 
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The Abber 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: Soles occidere et redire possint
Motto Translation: The sun sets and they can