Abbot Surname Origin
(Origin English) So named from his office in the church; the chief ruler of an abbey -- derived from the Syriac Abba, signifying father. Also, an occupational name for someone employed in the household of or on the lands of an abbot
Surname Variation: Abbott. Patronymic: Abbotts, Abbotson, McNab (Scottish)
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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