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The lineage of the name Abrey begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in one of the places called Appery in the counties of Somerset, Gloucestershire, and Northumberland. This family may have also originated near the Appery Bridge, which was in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Abrey Early Origins



The surname Abrey was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Abrey Spelling Variations


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Abrey Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Abrey has undergone many spelling variations, including Abrey, Abray, Abery, Abry, Abrahee, Abrahe and many more.

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Abrey Early History


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Abrey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abrey research. Another 425 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1500, 1623, 1688, 1748, 1786, and 1787 are included under the topic Early Abrey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abrey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Abrey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Abrey Notables 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Abrey were among those contributors: John Abry, who sailed to Virginia in 1650. Henry Abery sailed to Virginia in 1671 and William Abery to New York in 1839.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Abrey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Abrey (post 1700)



  • Brian Anthony Abrey (b. 1939), English former footballer who played from 1955 to 1960 for Chelsea

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Abrey Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Abrey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Abrey 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 13 December 2015 at 09:14.

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