Abbraghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the Abbraghan family. The name Abbraghan is derived from the name Abraham. The name means chief (or father) of a multitude and exalted father.
Early Origins of the Abbraghan family
The surname Abbraghan 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." 
Early History of the Abbraghan family
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Abbraghan Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Abbraghan has been spelled Abraham, Abram, Abrams, Abrahams and others.
Early Notables of the Abbraghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abbraghan family to Ireland
Some of the Abbraghan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Abbraghan family
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Abbraghan: 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.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.