Abbs Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History

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Meaning, Origin, Etymology
The English surname Abbs is of patronymic origin, deriving from the name of the father of the initial bearer, thus affording him a suitable means of identity in his local community. In this instance, the “s” denoting the genitive case, supporting the patronymic origin as “son of Abraham”, from the nickname Abb, and the diminutive form Abb-ot. Abraham was a favourite name in the thirteenth century, Abel was also popular and may have shared the parentage. The fashion of adding second descriptive names, or surnames began in Britain in the thirteenth century, when the population was becoming more complex, and there was a concerted movement from the countryside into the towns and villages

Spelling Variations
Common variations are: Abbis, Abbas, Abbes, Abbsi , Abbus, Abbsa, Abbos, Aabbs, Abbhs, Abbss.

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Notables
Rev. John Abbs (1810–1888) was an English minister. Sent out by the London Missionary Society, he was employed twenty-two years in Travancore, Southern India, a period passed by European missionaries at that time. He was the husband of Louisa Sewell Abbs and the writer of Twenty-two years’ Missionary Experience in Travancore.
Louisa Sewell Abbs (née Skipper) (1811–1872) was the wife of English minister Rev. John Abbs who helped organize the lace and needlework industry in Travancore, Southern India. She also organized and taught at girls boarding schools during her time in India.
Tom Abbs was born in the year 1972. He is an American multi-instrumentalist and film producer. He works primarily in the fields of jazz, free jazz, and free improvisation, and plays double bass, tuba, cello, violin, didgeridoo, and wooden flute, often playing many of these instruments together.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Norfolk). Gu. a fesse lozengy betw. three escallops ar. Crest—A spur az. leather sa. buckle of the first.
2) (Cleadon, co. Durham). Motto—Noli irritare leonem. Gu. a bend engr. or, betw. six lions ramp. ar. Crest—The sun in splendour.
3) (The Hall, Barrow Point Hill, Pinner, co. Middlesex). Motto—In te Domine speravi. Gu. on a fesse betw. three escallops ar. five fusils in fesse sa. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, an eagle’s head with wings displ. ar. collared gold.

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