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An English and Scottish occupational surname for someone employed by an abbot. Derived from the Aramaic abba, meaning "Father." An abbot is the the superior of a monastic community.
From the English surname Abbott, from Old English abbot, ultimately from Latin abbas "priest". An abbot is the head of a religious community of monks living in a monastery. The name may also have originated as a teasing nickname for a man with the grave and pious attitude associated with an abbot. Use as a first name occurred mostly in the 19th century. In the U.S. this name is also sometimes used as an English form of a European name like Italian Abate, Spanish Abad, or German Abt.
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Abbott Handerson Thayer, American painter and naturalist
George Abbott, American playwright and theatrical producer/director
Bud Abbott, American comedic actor (Abbott and Costello)
John Joseph Caldwell Abbott, Canadian Prime Minister
Abbott Lowell, president of Harvard University from 1909 to 1933
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