Origins Available: English
of Britain first developed the name Ebbett. It was a name given to someone who was a superior of a monastery, an Abbot. The name Ebbett may also be a nickname
applied to someone who played the part of an abbot in a medieval pageant, or to a person thought to be particularly pious and devout.
Early Origins of the Ebbett family
The surname Ebbett was first found in the counties of Oxfordshire
and Cambridge from very ancient times. The family was in this area before the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in 1066 AD Alfwoldus Abbas (1111-1117,) is one such example of a man who was a holder of the monasterial office of Abbot. It is also assumed that the name may have been a source of several more surnames at a later date. Walter Abat was recorded in The Assize Rolls for Yorkshire
in 1219. Peter le Abbot (the Abbot) of Essex
is documented in the records of the Hornchurch priory, and is also mention of Ralph Abbod in the Assize Rolls for Somerset
Early History of the Ebbett family
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Ebbett Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ebbett have been found, including Abbott, Abbot, Abbotts, Abbett, Abbet, Abott and others.
Early Notables of the Ebbett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ebbett family to Ireland
Some of the Ebbett family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 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 Ebbett family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ebbett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Joseph Ebbett U.E. from Long Island, New York who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 married to Eleanor McCarthy they had 8 children 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
Ebbett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Ebbett, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
- John Ebbett, aged 41, a farmer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
- Jane Ebbett, aged 40, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
- Eliza Ebbett, aged 11, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
- George Ebbett, aged 8, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
The Ebbett Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Deo patria amicis
Motto Translation: A friend to God and my country.