. It was a name for a person who worked as a person who was a
of a monastery. In the Middle Ages, this was the title held usually by the leading family of the village.
, in the parish of Abbey and Brechin. The first record was of Donald Abbe of Brechin in 1178, who witnessed a charter with Turpin, Bishop of Brechin, and later he gifted the lands of Balegillegrand to the Abbey of Arbroath, which grant was confirmed by King William the Lion.
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Historical recordings of the name Aby include many spelling variations
. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include Abbey, Aba, Abbe, Abbie, Abey, Abbeys, Aby and others.