When Annie M Abbott Grissom was born on 23 October 1912, in Vance, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Lou Abbott, was 46 and her mother, Priscilla Annie Tharrington Abbott, was 38. She married Wilbert W Grissom on 4 April 1936, in Vance, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 6 March 1995, in Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Liberty Christian Church Cemetery, Epsom, Vance, North Carolina, 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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