Abitott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Abitott family

The surname Abitott 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 Abitott family

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

Abitott Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Abitott include Dabitot, Dabetot, Tabitot, Debitot and others.

Early Notables of the Abitott family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Abitott family

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Abitotts to arrive on North American shores: 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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