William Abbott

21 July 1741–29 September 1768 (Age 27)
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of William

When William Abbott was born on 21 July 1741, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Isaac Abbott, was 24 and his mother, Phoebe Lovejoy, was 26. He died on 29 September 1768, in his hometown, at the age of 27, and was buried in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, 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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