The background history of the name Abrahamson starts in ancient Scotland
among the Pictish people. The name Abrahamson is derived from the name Abraham.
The name means chief (or father) of a multitude
and exalted father.
Early Origins of the Abrahamson family
The surname Abrahamson 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Abrahamson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abrahamson research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1689, 1672 and are included under the topic Early Abrahamson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Abrahamson Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred
years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations
of the name Abrahamson include Abraham, Abram, Abrams, Abrahams and others.
Early Notables of the Abrahamson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abrahamson family to Ireland
Some of the Abrahamson 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.
Migration of the Abrahamson family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence
, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Abrahamson: John and Thomas Abram who were among the first settlers in North America, settling in Virginia in 1635 and 1653 respectively; William Abrams settled in Maryland in 1733.
Contemporary Notables of the name Abrahamson (post 1700)
- Kjell Albin Abrahamson (1945-2016), Swedish journalist and author