When Joseph Henry Abbott was born on 10 August 1849, in Newark Township, Licking, Ohio, United States, his father, Abijah Abbott, was 43 and his mother, Eleanor Weakley, was 42. He married Elizabeth Sarah Hempleman on 19 December 1875, in Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Towanda Township, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 17 January 1902, in Towanda, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Towanda, McLean, Illinois, United States.
English: nickname from Middle English abbod, abbot(t), abbat ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas (genitive abbatis) ‘priest’, from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. The nickname was presumably a joking reference to a person's behaviour. In the US, the English name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .
History: George Abbot from Yorkshire, England, settled in Andover, MA, in 1640; he had numerous prominent descendants. George Abbott (probably not the same man) died in Rowley, MA, in 1647. Another early migrant was James Abbott, who came from Somerset, England, to Long Island, NY, in the 17th century.
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