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Ebbutt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Origins Available: English, Irish

The Ebbutt name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Ebbutt was originally a name given to someone who worked as a superior of a monastery, an Abbot. The name Ebbutt 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 Ebbutt family

The surname Ebbutt was first found in the counties of Oxfordshire, Huntingdon, Bedfordshire and Cambridge from very ancient times. The family was in this area before the Norman Conquest of England 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 in 1272.

Early History of the Ebbutt family

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Ebbutt Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Ebbutt are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ebbutt include: Abbott, Abbot, Abbotts, Abbett, Abbet, Abott and others.

Early Notables of the Ebbutt family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Ebbutt family to Ireland

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

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ebbutt or a variant listed above:

Ebbutt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Christine Ebbutt, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Frank R. Ebbutt, aged 14, who landed in America from Birmingham, in 1906
  • Percy G. Ebbutt, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Birmingham, in 1906

Contemporary Notables of the name Ebbutt (post 1700)

  • Norman Ebbutt (1894-1968), British journalist, chief correspondent for The Times during World War II

The Ebbutt 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.

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