Abinet is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Abinet family lived in or near the settlement of Abney in Derbyshire.
Early Origins of the Abinet family
The surname Abinet was first found in the counties of Derbyshire
, where the family is descended from William D'Aubigny, a companion of Duke William of Normandy
. His son, Nigel, became one of the greatest land owners in England
having Lordships in Buckingham, Leicester, Bedford, Warwick and Derbyshire.
Early History of the Abinet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abinet research.Another 37 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1727, 1690, 1698, 1640, 1721, 1694, 1676, 1750 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Abinet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Abinet Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Abney, Daubney, Daubeney, Daubny, Daubeny, Dabny and others.
Early Notables of the Abinet family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Edward Abney (ca. 1634-1727), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Leicester Borough (1690 to 1698); and Sir Thomas Abney (1640-1721) from the Derbyshire
branch of the family was Lord Mayor of London in 1694. Mary, Lady Abney... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Abinet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Abinet family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Abinet or a variant listed above: Thomas Dabney who settled in Barbados in 1660; Thomas Abney settled in Maryland 1774; John Dabney landed in New York state in 1820.