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The name Abneys arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Abneys family lived in or near the settlement of Abney in Derbyshire.

Abneys Early Origins



The surname Abneys was first found in the counties of 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.

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Abneys Spelling Variations


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Abneys Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Abney, Daubney, Daubeney, Daubny, Daubeny, Dabny and others.

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Abneys Early History


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Abneys Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abneys research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1727, 1690, 1698, 1640, 1721, 1694, 1676, 1750 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Abneys History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abneys Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Abneys Early Notables (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 Abneys 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Abneys or a variant listed above were: Thomas Dabney who settled in Barbados in 1660; Thomas Abney settled in Maryland 1774; John Dabney landed in New York state in 1820.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    11. ...

    The Abneys Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Abneys 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 23 September 2013 at 21:15.

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