of ancient Scotland
were the tribe of the ancestors of the Habraghan family. The name Habraghan is derived from the name Abraham.
The name means chief (or father) of a multitude
and exalted father.
Early Origins of the Habraghan family
The surname Habraghan was first found in Balfeth, in Scotland
, in 1163, where Adam Abraham, Bishop of Dunblain, held extensive lands. Further south in Lancashire
, the township of Abram was home to another branch of the family. "This township was originally called Adburgham, and afterwards Abraham, and gave name to an ancient family of landowners, of whom Gilbert de Abram and John Abraham are mentioned in the reigns of Henry IV. and Henry V. There are some ancient seats, among which is Abram Hall, a moated brick mansion existing since the time of Henry VI." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Habraghan family
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Habraghan Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Habraghan has been spelled Abraham, Abram, Abrams, Abrahams and others.
Early Notables of the Habraghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Habraghan family to Ireland
Some of the Habraghan family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Habraghan family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Habraghan: John and Thomas Abram who were among the first settlers in North America, settling in Virginia in 1635 and 1653 respectively; William Abrams settled in Maryland in 1733.