Aby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Aby comes from the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland. It was a name for a person who worked as a person who was a lay-abbot of a monastery. In the Middle Ages, this was the title held usually by the leading family of the village.
Early Origins of the Aby family
The surname Aby was first found in the county of Angus, 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.
Early History of the Aby family
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Aby Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Aby family (pre 1700)
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Aby migration to Canada +
Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Aby family emigrate to North America:
Aby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Aby (post 1700) +
- Florence Aby Blanchfield (1882-1971), American Army Nurse Corps, and the first woman to be commissioned in the regular army of the USA
Related Stories +
- ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X