Abny is one of the names that was brought to England
in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Abny family lived in or near the settlement of Abney in Derbyshire.
Early Origins of the Abny family
The surname Abny 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 Abny family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abny research.Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1727, 1690, 1698, 1640, 1721, 1694, 1676, 1750 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Abny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Abny 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 Abny family name include Abney, Daubney, Daubeney, Daubny, Daubeny, Dabny and others.
Early Notables of the Abny 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 Abny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Abny family to Ireland
Some of the Abny family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Abny family to the New World and Oceana
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 Abny family to immigrate 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.