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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Abbot. It was a name given to someone who was a superior of a monastery, an Abbot. The name Abbot 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.

Abbot Early Origins



The surname Abbot 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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Abbot Spelling Variations


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Abbot Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Abbot have been found, including Abbott, Abbot, Abbotts, Abbett, Abbet, Abott and others.

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Abbot Early History


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Abbot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abbot 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 Abbot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abbot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Abbot Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Abbot In Ireland


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Abbot In Ireland



Some of the Abbot 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Abbot, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Abbot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jeffrey Abbot, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1607
  • Arthur Abbot, who arrived in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1630
  • George Abbot, who landed in New England in 1630
  • Daniel Abbot, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Robert Abbot, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1634
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Abbot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frederick Abbot, who landed in Virginia in 1716
  • William Abbot, who arrived in Georgia in 1735
  • Mary Abbot, who landed in America in 1760
  • Samuel Abbot, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1764
  • Samuel Abbot, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1789

Abbot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Abbot, who landed in Norfolk, Va in 1819
  • Thomas Abbot, aged 34, landed in Key West, Fla in 1842
  • Simeon Abbot, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Francisco Abbot, aged 27, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1858
  • J Abbot, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867

Abbot Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Abbot, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. Joseph Abbot U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Western District, Southwestern Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Abbot Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jeremiah Abbot, aged 25, landed in Canada in 1823

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Contemporary Notables of the name Abbot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Abbot (post 1700)



  • Willis John Abbot (1863-1934), American Democrat politician
  • Joel Abbot (1776-1826), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1799, 1802-04, 1808, 1811
  • Alois Bahlmann Abbot (1885-1951), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 9th District, 1927-34
  • Alexander Abbot (1893-1966), American politician, Burgess of Darby, Pennsylvania, 1953-60
  • Ezra Abbot (1819-1894), American biblical scholar
  • Charles Greely Abbot (1872-1973), American astrophysicist
  • George Abbot (1562-1633), English prelate
  • Bec Abbot, Canadian singer
  • John Abbot (1751-1840), American entomologist
  • Joel Abbot (1793-1855), American naval officer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Abbot Historic Events


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Abbot Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Robert Abbot, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Abbot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Abbot 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 13:31.

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