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Eby is a name that evolved among the descendants of the people of the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland. It is a name for a person 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.

Eby Early Origins



The surname Eby 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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Eby Spelling Variations


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Eby Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Eby has been spelled Abbey, Aba, Abbe, Abbie, Abey, Abbeys, Aby and others.

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Eby Early History


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Eby Early History



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

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Eby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eby 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



Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North Ameri ca. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Ebys to arrive on North American shores:

Eby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fredrick Eby, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906

Eby Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Eby, who landed in Canada in 1830
  • Benjamin Eby, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • David Eby, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Samuel, Eby Jr., who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Moses Eby, who arrived in Canada in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eby (post 1700)



  • Betsy Eby (b. 1967), American encaustic painter
  • Earl William Eby (1894-1970), American silver medalist athlete at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Paul Eby, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 93rd District, 1998
  • Milton Eby, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 13th District, 1897-1900
  • Kristin Eby, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2004
  • J. N. Eby, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1854
  • Helen Eby, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948
  • Harry S. Eby, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1956
  • Elizabeth Eby, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1980
  • Edward M. Eby, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1916
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Eby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eby 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 25 August 2016 at 16:29.

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