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Abbot family page

The Abbot family was first recorded in Jersey in 1752


Baptism record of Marie Anne Abbot in Grouville in January 1814

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Origins of surname

This surname is of very early English origins, predating the Anglo-Saxons and Normans. It was usually an occupational name for a person employed by an abbot, or perhaps a nickname for one who was thought to conduct himself like an abbot. It is also possible that in some cases the name may refer to the offspring of an Abbot.

The surname also occurs widely in Scotland where it is either of English origin or a translation of MacNab, which also means 'son of the abbot'. The original spelling was 'abbod', Ralph Abbod being recorded in Somerset in 1272. The patronymic is usually indicated by the suffix 's', and very occasionally as 'bbotson.

Early records

The name has never been very numerous in Jersey. The first record is of the baptism of Elizabeth Abbot, daughter of Jean and Elizabeth, in St Brelade in 1752.

Charles Abbot and Jeanne Le Goupil were married in St Helier in 1764 and had a son Charles baptised there the following year. Either father or son died in St Brelade in 1777, but the church register does not indicate which.


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Family records


Births and baptisms


Family members who served in the Great War

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

  • Alfred William Abbott (1893- ), Mercantile Marine
  • Harold Charles Abbott (1898- ), Ordinary Seaman


Occupation records


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Abbott family from 1663 to 1948 are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Emily Abbott, née Elliot of Cooee, St Ouen - 10 March 1945, D/Y/A/113
  • Ida Abbott née Bradberry, 109 Don Road, St Helier - 14 January 1942, D/Y/A/109
  • Thomas Abbott - 24 February 1926, D/Y/A/86

Family gravestones

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