Last name: ABBOTT

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ABBOTT : This last name is indexed 311,040 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ABBOTT : 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.

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