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The ancestors of the name Eabay are thought to have come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. Eabay was used to indicate someone 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 Eabay family


The surname Eabay 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.

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Early History of the Eabay family

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Early History of the Eabay family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eabay research.
Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1219 and 1370 are included under the topic Early Eabay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eabay Spelling Variations

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Eabay Spelling Variations


In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Eabay has appeared as Abbey, Aba, Abbe, Abbie, Abey, Abbeys, Aby and others.

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Early Notables of the Eabay family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Eabay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Eabay family to Ireland

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Migration of the Eabay family to Ireland


Some of the Eabay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eabay family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Eabay family to the New World and Oceana


Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Eabay or a variant listed above: Sarah Abbey who settled in Barbados in 1679; William Abbeys settled in Virginia in 1638; Thomas Abbeys settled in Virginia in 1637; Thomas Abbe settled in Virginia in 1673.

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