Abbinett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Abbinett is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Abbinett family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Abbinett family lived in or near the settlement of Abney in Derbyshire.
Early Origins of the Abbinett family
The surname Abbinett was first found in the counties of Derbyshire and Norfolk, where the family is descended from William D'Aubigny, a companion of Duke William of Normandy. His son, Nigel, became one of the greatest land owners in England having Lordships in Buckingham, Leicester, Bedford, Warwick and Derbyshire.
Important Dates for the Abbinett family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abbinett research. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1727, 1690, 1698, 1640, 1721, 1694, 1676, 1750 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Abbinett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Abbinett Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Abbinett have been found, including Abney, Daubney, Daubeney, Daubny, Daubeny, Dabny and others.
Early Notables of the Abbinett family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Edward Abney (ca. 1634-1727), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Leicester Borough (1690 to 1698); and Sir Thomas Abney (1640-1721) from the Derbyshire branch of the family was Lord Mayor of London in 1694. Mary, Lady Abney...
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Migration of the Abbinett family
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Abbinett were among those contributors: Thomas Dabney who settled in Barbados in 1660; Thomas Abney settled in Maryland 1774; John Dabney landed in New York state in 1820.
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