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Origin, Meaning, Family History and Abbot Coat of Arms and Family Crest

included Frederick Abbot, who landed in Virginia in 1716. William Abbot, who arrived in Georgia in 1735.

The following century saw much more Abbot surnames arrive. Some of the people with the name Abbot who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included Joseph Abbot, who landed in Norfolk, Va in 1819. Thomas Abbot landed in Key West, Fla in 1842. Simeon Abbot, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850.

Canada:

People with the surname Abbot settled in Canada in two different centuries respectively in the 18th and 19th. Some of the individuals with the name Abbot who came to Canada in the 18th century included John Abbot, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749.

The following century saw much more Abbot surnames arrive. People with the surname Abbot who settled in Canada in the 19th century included Jeremiah Abbot, landed in Canada in 1823.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Abbot: Togo 1,828; United States 1,064; England 726; Philippines 451; Australia 401; South Africa 384; New Zealand 201; India 162; Canada 142; Scotland 72

Notable People:

Benjamin Abbot (1762–1849), was an American professor.

Brian Abbot (1911–1936), was an Australian actor.

Charles Abbot (botanist) (1761–1817), was a British biologist and entomologist.

Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester (1757–1829), was a British politician.

Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) Erm. on a pale gu. three pears or. Crest—A demi unicorn erm. armed and maned ar. gorged with a collar, az. studded or.
2) (Lord Mayor of London, 1638). Gu. a chev. betw. three pears pendent stalked or. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet a unicorn's head or, betw. two ostrich feathers ar.
3) (Shropshire). Ar. three shredding knives sa.
4) (Lincolnshire). Ar. on a pale sa. betw. two ogresses, a demi lion issuant from the base or. Crest—A unicorn’s head erased ar. attired and crined or, charged with a bar gemel sa.
5) (Bellasis, co. York. Quartered by Webster of Flamboro). Ar. a chev. betw. three wolves’ heads erased gu.
6) Erm. on a bend engr. sa. three crescents or. Crest—A cubit arm erect vested az. cuffed erm. holding in the hand ppr. a crescent ar.
7) (Hartland, co. Devon, Vis. Devon, 1620; one of the heiresses m. Luttrell). Sa. a cross voided betw. four eagles displ. or. Crest—A griffin sejant az. plattee winged and beaked or.

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Jeffrey Overton commented on 13-Mar-2018
The first thing to say is that there are several references to the name Abbot in Scotland. The earliest is 1290 in Glasgow. There was a Sir John Abbot in 1306 who was Dean of Fife, and several other Abbots were prominent in Scotland. The name McNab also means 'son of the abbott'.

References

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  • 2 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 3 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P77
  • 4 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 27
  • 5 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P85
  • 6 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 7 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P69
  • 8 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P39
  • 9 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 28
  • 10 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 89
  • 11 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P111
  • 12 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Spear
  • 13 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P164
  • 14 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Unicorn
  • 15 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P85