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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)
"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,
(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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|Anne Lockhart, Countess of Aberdeen||Anne Lockhart (died July 19 1707, buried at Methlick in Aberdeenshire) was the daughter of George Lockhart of Tarbrax and Anne Lockhart of Tarbrax.|
|George Hamilton-Gordon, 6th Earl of Aberdeen||George Hamilton-Gordon, 6th Earl of Aberdeen (10 December 1841 ? 27 January 1870), styled Lord Haddo from 1860 to 1864, was a Scottish peer and sailor.|