Matthew Herbert Abbott

Brief Life History of Matthew Herbert

When Matthew Herbert Abbott was born in 1894, in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, his father, Herbert Giles Abbott, was 28 and his mother, Adeline Lawler, was 27. He married Louise Edna Smith on 8 June 1926, in Great Grimsby St Mary and St James, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Old Clee, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 22 December 1965, in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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Matthew Herbert Abbott
Louise Edna Smith
Marriage: 8 June 1926

Sources (10)

  • Matthew Abbott in household of Herbert Abbott, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Matthew Herbert Abbott, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Abbott, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.


London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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