Spelling variations of this family name include: Abernethy, Anernethie, Abernathy, Abernathie, Albirnyth, Abirnethie, Abernettie and many more.
First found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they were seated from ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Abernathy who settled in Boston Mass. in 1767; William and Anne Abernathy settled in San Francisco, Cal. in 1850; Robert Abernethy arrived in Philadelphia Pa.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: Salvation is in Christ.
Some noteworthy people of the name Abernathy
* John Abernathy (1764-1831), British surgeon
* Lee Roy Abernathy (1913-1993), American vocalist and composer
* Ralph Abernathy (1926-1990), American civil rights leader
* Robert Abernathy (1924-1990), American science fiction writer
* Ted Abernathy (1933-2004), American baseball player
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