When Jed Rich Abbott was born on 22 February 1910, in Elwood, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, George Abbott, was 25 and his mother, Mabel Viola Waldron, was 25. He married Doris Blanche Crossman on 10 September 1941, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 18 August 1975, in Tremonton, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Tremonton, Box Elder, Utah, 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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