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
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aby research.Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1219 and 1370 are included under the topic Early Aby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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)
Migration of the Aby family to Ireland
Some of the Aby family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 54 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aby family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Aby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. George Aby U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Eastern District, Upper Canada c. 1783 CITATION[CLOSE]
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
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