name Mabbin is derived from the hills and Moors
where a very particular Celtic people, known as the Britons
, thrived. This surname is derived from the Welsh personal name
Mabon, which means a child.
Early Origins of the Mabbin family
The surname Mabbin was first found in Cornwall
, at St. Mabyn, a parish, in the union of Bodmin, hundred
of Trigg. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Mabbin family
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Mabbin Spelling Variations
Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh
surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations
of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh
society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales
could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Mabbin has seen various spelling variations: Maben, Mabon, Mabin, Mabben and others.
Early Notables of the Mabbin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mabbin family to the New World and Oceana
migration to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed greatly to its rapid development. These migrants were in search of land, work, and freedom. Those Welsh
families that survived the long ocean journey were critical to the development of new industries and factories, and to the quick settlement of land. They also added to an ever-growing rich cultural heritage. A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Mabbin: Edward Mabin settled in Virginia in 1623; Andrew Maben arrived in Philadelphia in 1864; another Andrew Mabin arrived in Philadelphia in 1879.