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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.

Abram Early Origins



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.

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Abram Spelling Variations


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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.

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Abram Early History


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Abram Early History



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

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Abram Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Abram Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Abram In Ireland


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Abram In Ireland



Some of the Abram 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



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
  • John Abram, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • John Abram, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Morgan Abram, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Abram Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Herman Abram, who landed in Texas in 1850
  • Mary Abram, aged 47, arrived in New York in 1862
  • Isaac Abram, who arrived in Mississippi in 1875
  • Solomon Abram, who arrived in Mississippi in 1878

Abram Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Josias Abram, aged 26, a labourer, 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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Abram (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  11. ...

The Abram Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Abram 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 19 August 2016 at 08:50.

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