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|Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 1414 people with the Abbot surname? In that year Abbot was ranked number 2236 for popularity in the UK.|
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"ABBOT. Alexander Abbot is in record as a witness in Glasgow c. 1290 (REG., p. 200). In the year 1306 Sir John Abbot, dean of Fife and Fothyrrife, was ordered by the bishop to sequestrate the fruits of the provostry of Aberdeen (Bain, n, 1822). Alexander Abbot witnessed an instrument of sasine in Leith in 1548 (Soltre, p. 113), and another Alexander Abbot signed the Band of Dumfries in 1570 (RFC., xrv, p. 66). It is probable that in some instances this name is a shortened translation of MACNAB, which in Gaelic means "son of the abbot" (Mac an aba). Bardsley says that in England Abbot and Abbott are from Abb, diminutive of Abraham with additional diminutive suffix -ot, and that "it is all but certain that the majority of our Abbotts, although bearing a conventual title, are thus descended. As a diminutive of " Abraham the name is found in Ireland at least as early as beginning of fourteenth century (Woulfe), but I have found no instance of such use in Scotland. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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|Did you know that there are currently 384 people with the Abbot surname in the UK? Abbot is now ranked number 3680 for popularity in the UK.|
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