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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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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Migration of the Mabbott family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Mabbott were among those contributors: Jane Mabbett settled in Virginia in 1657 probably with husband John spelled Mabett, same year; Gideon Mabbett settled Mississippi in 1854.
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