Abell,  Lydia

Abell, Lydia

Female 1740 -

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  • Name Abell, Lydia  [1
    Born 13 Jul 1740  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I23224  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Charlemagne I Descendant, Ancestors of Glenn Close, The Hyde History, Ancestors of President Hayes, William The Conqueror Descendent
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    Father Abell, Benjamin,   b. 23 May 1715, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Gild, Abigail,   b. 1720, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1739  [1
    Family ID F7139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family French, Andrew,   b. 07 Mar 1734, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 06 Sep 1757  [1
    Children 
     1. French, Abell,   b. 06 Jan 1765, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. French, Phebe,   b. 05 Jun 1767, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. French, Nancy,   b. 30 Oct 1758, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +4. French, John,   b. 17 Sep 1762, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1806, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F8089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    This most interesting and unusual surname is Anglo-Scottish. It was mainly introduced by returning 12th century Crusaders and pilgrims from the Holy Land. 'Abel' derives from the Hebrew given name 'Hevel' meaning 'breath or vigour', and was presumably a name of endearment or possibly a nickname. As a personal name 'Abel' (Hevel) was borne by the son of Adam, who was murdered by his brother Cain. It was very popular as a given name in Christendom during the Middle Ages, when there was a cult of 'suffering innocence' which Abel represented. For reasons unclear the early surname was widespread in the east of England and Southern Scotland, and is well represented in its various forms in the registers of the area. The surname is now recorded in the modern spellings of Abel, Able, Abele, Abelle, and the patronymic Abels, Abeles, Abells, Abelson and Ableson. Early examples of the surname recordings include Richard Abel of Buckinghamshire in the 1273 Hundred rolls of the county, and Thomas Abell in the Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire for the year 1301. The surname is also well recorded in Scotland from an early date, Master Abel being recorded in the rolls of the abbey of Kelso in 1235, whilst Thomas Abell, was a burgess of Edinburgh in the year 1387. The coat of arms is very distinctive having the blazon of a silver field, charged with twelve gold fleur de lis on a saltire of blue. The crest being an arm in armour holding a sword enfiled with a wreath. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Abel, which was dated 1197, in the Pipe Rolls of the county of Essex, during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "The Lionheart", 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Hyde Genealogy Descendants in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines by Reuben Hyde Walworth, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Date: 1864;).