were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the Abbrahan family lived. The name Abbrahan comes from the name Abraham.
The name means chief (or father) of a multitude
and exalted father.
Early Origins of the Abbrahan family
The surname Abbrahan 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Abbrahan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abbrahan research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1689, 1672 and are included under the topic Early Abbrahan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Abbrahan Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred
years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations
every time they were written. Abbrahan has been written Abraham, Abram, Abrams, Abrahams and others.
Early Notables of the Abbrahan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abbrahan family to Ireland
Some of the Abbrahan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 153 words (11 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 Abbrahan family to the New World and Oceana
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Abbrahan: 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.