The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Amiable came from the female personal name Anabel,
which was originally derived from the Latin word amablis,
which means lovable.
Early Origins of the Amiable family
The surname Amiable was first found in Norfolk
, where the Amiable 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.
Early History of the Amiable family
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Amiable 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 Amiable family name include Annabell, Anabell, Anebelle, Annabal, Annable, Anable, Amable, Amabilis, Annible, Hunnable, Hannibal, Honeyball, Honeybell and many more.
Early Notables of the Amiable family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Amiable family to the New World and Oceana
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 Amiable 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.