James Abbott

1678–15 July 1721 (Age 43)
Newington, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of James

When James Abbott was born in 1678, in Newington, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Ensign Thomas Abbott, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Green, was 36. He married Susannah Lear in 1708, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 15 July 1721, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 43.

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James Abbott
Susannah Lear
Marriage: 1708
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Spouse and Children

Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States


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Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English abbott ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’ (genitive abbatis), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. This was an occupational name for someone employed in the household of or on the lands of an abbot, and perhaps also a nickname for a sanctimonious person thought to resemble an abbot. In the U.S. this name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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