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The history of the Amabile name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the female personal name Anabel, which was originally derived from the Latin word amablis, which means lovable.

Amabile Early Origins



The surname Amabile was first found in Norfolk, where the Amabile family held a family seat from ancient times. The name was first documented in census rolls taken by the early rules of Britain in order to determine the rate of taxation.

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Amabile Spelling Variations


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Amabile Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Amabile family name include Annabell, Anabell, Anebelle, Annabal, Annable, Anable, Amable, Amabilis, Annible, Hunnable, Hannibal, Honeyball, Honeybell and many more.

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Amabile Early History


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Amabile Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amabile research. Another 443 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1256, 1275, 1282, 1300 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Amabile History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Amabile Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Amabile Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Amabile 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Amabile surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Anthony Annabal, who sailed to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621; Jane Annable to Plymouth in 1623; John Annable to Massachusetts in 1641; Robert Annable to Massachusetts in 1690.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Amabile (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Amabile (post 1700)



  • Michael S. Amabile, American politician, Mayor of Los Banos, California, 2004 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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