Abbram History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Abbram is an ancient Pictish-Scottish name. It is derived from the name Abraham. The name means chief (or father) of a multitude and exalted father.

Early Origins of the Abbram family

The surname Abbram 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 Abbram family

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

Abbram Spelling Variations

Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Abbram has appeared Abraham, Abram, Abrams, Abrahams and others.

Early Notables of the Abbram family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Abbram family to Ireland

Some of the Abbram 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 Abbram family

Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Abbram name: 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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