Mabbott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mabbott family

The surname Mabbott was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls year of 1379 when Mabota Ryder held estates in that shire. The same rolls listed Willelmus Mabotson and Willelmus Mabotsen [1]

Early History of the Mabbott family

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Mabbott Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Mabbott has undergone many spelling variations, including Mabbett, Mabbott, Mabbitt, Mabitt, Mabbot, Mabbit, Mabbet, Mabotson, Mabetson, Mabbutt, Mabbotson and many more.

Early Notables of the Mabbott family (pre 1700)

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Australia Mabbott migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mabbott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Mabbott, English convict who was convicted in Lincolnshire, (Kesteven), England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 18th June 1835, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mabbott (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Ollive Mabbott (1898-1968), American professor and scholar of literature, best known for his research on writer Edgar Allan Poe
  • Barrie Mabbott (b. 1960), New Zealand bronze medalist rower at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • John David Mabbott, President of St. John's College, Oxford


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora


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