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The Abercromby family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The Abercromby family lived in Fife from a place named Abercrombie (earlier Abarcrumbach), which is of Pictish origin, meaning "a place on the bendy river."

Abercromby Early Origins



The surname Abercromby was first found in the county of Fifeshire (Gaelic: Fobh), in southeastern Scotland; an ancient Pictish kingdom, known as Fib, and still commonly known as the Kingdom of Fife. Arguably, the first mention of the Clan was in the Ulster Chronicle as one of the clans that King Malcolm Ceanmore took north to quell the claims of MacBeth for the throne of Scotland in 1057. Today, Abercrombie, or St. Monan's, is a parish, in the district of St. Andrew's.

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Abercromby Spelling Variations


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Abercromby Spelling Variations



Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Abercromby include Abercrumby, Abircrumby, Abbircummy, Abbircromby, Abircombie, Abircromy, Abircrommbie, Abircromby, Abircrumme, Abircrumbye, Abercrombie, Abercromby, Abyrcrumby, Abyrcrumbie, Abbercrumbie, Abbercrommie, Ebercrombie and many more.

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Abercromby Early History


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Abercromby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abercromby research. Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1734, 1801, 1456, 1895, 1603, 1684, 1702, 1734, 1801, 1706, 1781, 1732 and 1775 are included under the topic Early Abercromby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abercromby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Abercromby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog, 1st Baronet (c.1603-1684), a Scottish politician; David Abercromby (died c. 1702) Scottish physician and writer; Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Abercromby (1734-1801), British lieutenant-general noted...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Abercromby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Abercromby:

Abercromby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Abercromby, who arrived in Carolina in 1671
  • Thomas Abercromby, who landed in New Jersey in 1685

Abercromby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Abercromby in Jamaica in 1716
  • Baby Abercromby, aged 22, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Abercromby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Abercromby, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Robed Abercromby, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Robert Abercromby, who landed in New York, NY, in 1816

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Contemporary Notables of the name Abercromby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Abercromby (post 1700)



  • Sir Ian Abercromby, Scottish Clan Chief
  • Lord John Abercromby (1841-1924), Scottish antiquary
  • Sir Ralph Abercromby (1734-1801), Scottish soldier
  • James Abercromby (1775-1858), 1st Baron Dunfermline, British politician

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Abercromby Historic Events


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Abercromby Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Ralph Frank Abercromby, Scottish 2nd Class passenger residing in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA returning to Scotland, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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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: Tace
Motto Translation: Keep Silence.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Abercromby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Abercromby 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 11 June 2015 at 16:42.

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