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Abram History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Abram is an ancient Pictish-Scottish name. It is derived from the name Abraham. The name means chief (or father) of a multitude and exalted father.


Early Origins of the Abram family


The surname Abram 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.

Early History of the Abram family


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Abram Spelling Variations


Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Abram has appeared Abraham, Abram, Abrams, Abrahams and others.

Early Notables of the Abram family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Abram family to Ireland


Some of the Abram family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Abram family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Abram name:

Abram Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John and Thomas Abram who were among the first settlers in North America, settling in Virginia in 1635 and 1653 respectively
  • Jon Abram, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Abram, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Abram, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Morgan Abram, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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Abram Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Herman Abram, who landed in Texas in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary Abram, aged 47, who arrived in New York in 1862 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Isaac Abram, who arrived in Mississippi in 1875 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Solomon Abram, who arrived in Mississippi in 1878 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Abram Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Josias Abram, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833

Abram Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Abram, aged 24, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Abram (post 1700)


  • Fletcher Abram Jr. (1950-1972), American handball player at 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Lester C. Abram Jr (b. 1983), American basketball player
  • Jacques Abram (1915-1998), American classical pianist
  • David Abram (b. 1957), American philosopher, cultural ecologist, and performance artist
  • Norman "Norm" L. Abram (b. 1950), American carpenter known for his work on the PBS television programs This Old House and The New Yankee Workshop
  • Darren Abram (b. 1967), English rugby league footballer
  • John Abram (b. 1959), English-born, Canadian composer
  • Felicity "Fliss" Abram (b. 1986), Australian professional triathlete
  • George Abram Dusenbury (b. 1845), American banker and express agent in Michigan
  • Brigadier-General Milton Abram Hill (1892-1976), American Military-Attaché to Chile (1944-1946) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) Milton Hill. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hill/Milton_Abram/USA.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) Milton Hill. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hill/Milton_Abram/USA.html


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