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The Picts were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the Abraham family lived. The name Abraham comes from the name Abraham. The name means chief (or father) of a multitude and exalted father.

Abraham Early Origins



The surname Abraham was first found in Balfeth, in Scotland, in 1163, where Adam Abraham, Bishop of Dunblain, held extensive lands. Further south in Lancashire, the township of Abram was home to another branch of the family. "This township was originally called Adburgham, and afterwards Abraham, and gave name to an ancient family of landowners, of whom Gilbert de Abram and John Abraham are mentioned in the reigns of Henry IV. and Henry V. There are some ancient seats, among which is Abram Hall, a moated brick mansion existing since the time of Henry VI." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Abraham Spelling Variations


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Abraham Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Abraham has been spelled Abraham, Abram, Abrams, Abrahams and others.

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Abraham Early History


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Abraham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abraham research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1689, 1672 and are included under the topic Early Abraham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abraham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Abraham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Abraham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abraham In Ireland


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Abraham In Ireland



Some of the Abraham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Abraham:

Abraham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Abraham, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Geo Abraham, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • William Abraham, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • George Abraham, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • George Abraham settled in Virginia in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Abraham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Abraham, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • ? Abraham, who landed in America in 1783

Abraham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Aron Abraham, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Leopold Abraham, aged 28, landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Jacob Abraham, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Levy Abraham, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1807
  • Alexander H Abraham, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1830
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Abraham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mike Abraham, who landed in Mississippi in 1901
  • Mike Abraham, who arrived in Mississippi in 1904
  • Antoni Abraham, who arrived in Mississippi in 1906
  • Tom Abraham, who arrived in Texas in 1912

Abraham Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Shovel Abraham, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Daniel Abraham settled in Canada in 1783
  • Mr. Christian Abraham U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Ontario c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Daniel Abraham U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Marysburgh Township, Ontario c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Abraham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • W Abraham, aged 25, landed in Quebec in 1868
  • Heinrich Abraham, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Johann Abraham, who landed in Manitoba in 1875

Abraham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Abraham, aged 35, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "William Stuart"
  • Thomas Abraham, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham"

Abraham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles J. Abraham, aged 25, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Edwin I. Abraham, aged 30, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • C. Abraham, aged 2, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • C. Abraham, aged 6 mths., arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Charles Abraham landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Abraham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Abraham (post 1700)



  • Clifton Eugene Abraham (b. 1971), American football defensive back in the National Football League
  • F Murray Abraham (b. 1939), Academy Award-winning American actor (Best Actor for his role in Amadeus)
  • Brigadier-General Clyde Rush Abraham (1883-1955), Italian Assistant Commanding General 5th Division (1940-1942)
  • George Dixon Abraham (1871-1965), English climber and photographer
  • Max Abraham (1875-1922), German physicist
  • Walter Victor Abraham (1923-2006), Australian architect and town planner
  • William Abraham (1842-1922), Welsh trade unionist
  • Sir Edward Penley Abraham (1913-1999), English biochemist
  • Winston Abraham (b. 1974), Australian rules footballer

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Abraham Historic Events


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Abraham Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Agnes  Abraham (1909-1917), Canadian resident from Protestant Orphanage, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Ivy B.  Abraham (1911-1917), Canadian resident from Protestant Orphanage, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  11. ...

The Abraham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Abraham 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.

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