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"Local: from the town of Aberdeen in Aberdeenshire. Aber, the mouth of a stream, and Don, the name of the river on which the town is situated. "(The origin and signification of Scottish surnames. Clifford Stanley Sims, 1862)
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"ABERDEEN, ABERDEIN. Of local origin from the burgh of the same name. John of Aberdene, merchant of Aberdeen, was robbed of wool at sea while on a voyage from Aberdeen to St. Omer in 1272 (Bain, n, 9), and in 1290 Michael de Abirden held land in Waldefgate in Berwick (Kelso, 44). Henry of Aberdeen was clerk to John, king of Scots (Robert ra) in 1295 (Bain, n, 714), John de Abirdene was vicar of Pencatland in 1399 (Soltre, p. 55), Helen Aberdein appears in Belhelvies in 1633 (SCM., ra, p. 109), and in 1693 there is entry of the marriage of Isobel Aberdeen in Edinburgh (Edinb. Marr.). Alexander Aberdein was a merchant in Aberdeen in 1722 (NSCM., n, p. 112), and Jennie Welsh Aberdein wrote the Life of John Gait, Oxford, 1936 "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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