Abold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Abold family

The surname Abold was first found in the historic county of Kent in southeastern England, where they have held a family seat from very ancient times. They arrived in England with William the Conqueror (King William I) and the name is mentioned in the Battel Abbey Roll as Abell.

Early History of the Abold family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abold research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 154 and 1540 are included under the topic Early Abold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Abold 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 Abold family name include Abell, Abel, Able, Habel, Abeel, Abelson, Abelle, Abele, Ablson, Ebelson, Abill, Abilson, Aball, Abeal, Eblson, Epleson, Apell and many more.

Early Notables of the Abold family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Abold family

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 Abold family to immigrate North America: Robert Abel who came in the fleet with Winthrop in 1630 and landed at Weymouth. Robert, his son, joined the expedition of Sir William Phipps to Quebec in 1690..



The Abold Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vive le Roi
Motto Translation: Long life to the King.


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