England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Abnett family lived in or near the settlement of Abney in Derbyshire.
Early Origins of the Abnett family
Derbyshire and Norfolk, 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 Abnett family
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Abnett Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Abnett has been recorded under many different variations, including Abney, Daubney, Daubeney, Daubny, Daubeny, Dabny and others.
Early Notables of the Abnett family (pre 1700)
Derbyshire branch of the family was Lord Mayor of London in 1694. Mary, Lady Abney...
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Migration of the Abnett family to Ireland
Some of the Abnett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Abnett family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Abnetts were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Thomas Dabney who settled in Barbados in 1660; Thomas Abney settled in Maryland 1774; John Dabney landed in New York state in 1820.
Contemporary Notables of the name Abnett (post 1700)
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