The surname of ABLOTT was a baptismal name 'the son of Abel'. During the 11th to the 13th centuries, a need was felt for a second name in addition to the name that had been given at birth. This was recognized by the nobility, as it added prestige to their status. When the coast of England was invaded by William The Conqueror in the year 1066, the Normans brought with them a store of French personal names, which soon, more or less, entirely replaced the traditional more varied Old English personal names, at least among the upper and middle classes. A century of so later, given names of the principal saints of the Christian church began to be used. It is from these two types of given name that the majority of the English patronymic surnames are derived and used to this day. The name was originally derived from the Hebrew personal name HEVEL which is of uncertain origin; the traditional derivation is from 'hevel' meaning 'breath, vigour'. The name was borne by the son of Adam who was murdered by his brother Cain, and was popular as a given name in Christendom during the Middle Ages, when there was a cult of suffering innocence which Abel represented. Early records of the name mention Abelota Loue, 1277 County Suffolk. William Ablot, was documented in the year 1335 in the County of Yorkshire. William Ablott was a Freeman of York, during the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). Edward Ablott of Yorkshire was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. On January 16th 1437, Robert Rhodes of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne, conveyed a house in Gateshead to William Abletson and Agnes his wife. Rene Rogier and Hannah Ablett were married at St. George's, Hanover Square, London in the year 1770. At first the coat of arms was purely for practical use. With his armour covering his face and body, the only way for the knight's followers to recognise him, was the armour painted on his shield and embroidered on his surcoat, the garment which was draped over his body.
The name is also spelt as Ablett and Abletson.
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