When Homer Abbott was born on 4 May 1824, in Ohio, United States, his father, Ebenezer Abbott, was 32 and his mother, Bernice "Nicey" Pomeroy, was 36. He married Henrietta Norton on 21 May 1845, in Grand River, Lake, Ohio, United States. He lived in Dorr Township, McHenry, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Dixon Township, Sumner, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died in January 1913, in Argonia, Sumner, Kansas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Argonia, Sumner, Kansas, 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.