Abetott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Abetott family

The surname Abetott was first found in Worcestershire, where the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Redmarley Dabitot, occupied by one Ralph, a man at arms, under tenant of Ralph de Tosny, a Norman Baron who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Redmarley D'Abitot is now in Gloucestershire.

"At the time of the Conqueror's survey, Urso D'Abitot, the Sheriff of Worcestershire, held Holt Castle, and other large estates in Worcestershire, which had probably been conferred upon him for services at Hastings. His only daughter, and heiress, Emelin, married Walter Beauchamp, and left a son, William, ancestor of the Beauchamps of Holt. In some ancient records, Urso d'Abitot is called Urso Vicecomes and in other Urso de Wirecestre. About the year 1074, when Roger Earl of Hereford, and Ralph, Earl of Norfolk, conspired against King William, Urso united his forces with those of Wolstan, Bishop of Worcester, and Egetroyne, Abbot of Evesham, and did eminent service to the royal cause. He subsequently founded a hermitage at Little Malvern, in Worcestershire, afterwards converted into a cell of the Abbey of Westminster." [1]

Early History of the Abetott family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abetott research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 125 and 1250 are included under the topic Early Abetott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Abetott Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Abetott family name include Dabitot, Dabetot, Tabitot, Debitot and others.

Early Notables of the Abetott family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Abetott family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Abetott family to immigrate North America: settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled on the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Boston, to Virginia, to Florida, and to the islands..



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.


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