Abrahms History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the name Abrahms are found among the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland. The name comes from the name Abraham. The name means chief (or father) of a multitude and exalted father.

Early Origins of the Abrahms family

The surname Abrahms 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]

Important Dates for the Abrahms family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abrahms research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1689, 1672 and are included under the topic Early Abrahms History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Abrahms Spelling Variations

Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Abrahms has been written Abraham, Abram, Abrams, Abrahams and others.

Early Notables of the Abrahms family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Abrahms family to Ireland

Some of the Abrahms family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 82 words (6 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 Abrahms family

Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Abrahms: 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.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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