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Abrahall Early Origins



The surname Abrahall was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13thh century when they held estates in that shire.

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Abrahall Spelling Variations


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Abrahall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Abrahall have been found, including Abrahhall, Abrahal, Abbrahall, Abrehall, Abrehal, Abrahale, Abrell, Abbrell, Ebrell and many more.

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Abrahall Early History


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Abrahall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abrahall research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1081, 1139, 1140, 1159, 1442, 1532, 1545, 1455, 1487, 1443, 1419, 1437 and 1442 are included under the topic Early Abrahall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abrahall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Abrahall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Abrahall 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Abrahall, or a variant listed above:

Abrahall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Captain Robert Abrahall, from Herefordshire, England who settled in New Kent County c. 1650 where he was granted 1,010 acres and became the first member of the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1654 and later from 1659 to 1660
  • Richard Abrahall, who landed in Maryland in 1655
  • Richard Abrahall, who arrived in Maryland between 1655-1658
  • Robert Abrahall in Virginia between 1659 and 1660
  • Ens Richard Abrahall, who landed in Carolina in 1666
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Abrahall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frances Abrahall, aged 37, who arrived in America, in 1921
  • Francis H. Abrahall, aged 45, who arrived in New York City, in 1924

Abrahall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Abrahall, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Abrahall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Abrahall (post 1700)



  • Colin Abrahall, English musician, known for his work with Charged GBH, an English street punk band
  • Anthony Leigh Egerton Hoskyns- Abrahall (1903-1982), English clergyman, Anglican Bishop of Lancaster from 1955 until 1975

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Abrahall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Abrahall 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 24 June 2016 at 01:25.

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