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The ancient Dalriadan people were the ancestors of the first to use the name Eaby. It was a name for 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.

Eaby Early Origins



The surname Eaby was first found in the county of Angus, in the parish of Abbey, and Brechin, and 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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Eaby Spelling Variations


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Eaby Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Eaby has been spelled Abbey, Aba, Abbe, Abbie, Abey, Abbeys, Aby and others.

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Eaby Early History


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Eaby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eaby research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1219 and 1370 are included under the topic Early Eaby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eaby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eaby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eaby 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



Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North Ameri ca. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Eaby were among those contributors: 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Eaby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eaby (post 1700)



  • David R. Eaby, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956
  • Christian E. Eaby, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 17th District, 1936; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Eaby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eaby Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 October 2015 at 09:26.

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