The family name Abthorpe is thought to be originally taken from the place named Apethorpe, in Northamptonshire.
Early Origins of the Abthorpe family
The surname Abthorpe was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest
many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland
. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in England
when Thomas Abetrop held estates in 1180 in that county.
Early History of the Abthorpe family
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Abthorpe Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Apthorp, Apthorpe, Appthorpe, Appthorp, Habthorp, Habthorp, Habbthorp, Apethorp, Apethorpe, Habethorp, Apthrop, Apthropp and many more.
Early Notables of the Abthorpe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abthorpe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: East Apthorp, who settled in Boston in 1713; James Apthorp, who arrived at Boston in 1767; and Charles Apthorp, who arrived in Boston in 1784.