Abbraam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Abbraam family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The name Abbraam is derived from the name Abraham. The name means chief (or father) of a multitude and exalted father.

Early Origins of the Abbraam family

The surname Abbraam was first found in Balfeth, in Scotland, in 1163, where Adam Abraham, Bishop of Dunblain, held extensive lands. Further south in Lancashire, the township of Abram was home to another branch of the family. "This township was originally called Adburgham, and afterwards Abraham, and gave name to an ancient family of landowners, of whom Gilbert de Abram and John Abraham are mentioned in the reigns of Henry IV. and Henry V. There are some ancient seats, among which is Abram Hall, a moated brick mansion existing since the time of Henry VI." [1]

Important Dates for the Abbraam family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abbraam research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1689, 1672 and are included under the topic Early Abbraam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Abbraam Spelling Variations

The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Abbraam has been spelled Abraham, Abram, Abrams, Abrahams and others.

Early Notables of the Abbraam family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Abbraam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Abbraam family to Ireland

Some of the Abbraam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Abbraam family

The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Abbraam: John and Thomas Abram who were among the first settlers in North America, settling in Virginia in 1635 and 1653 respectively; William Abrams settled in Maryland in 1733.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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