Abney Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Abney Abner
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About the Project

The Abney Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Abney name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Abney name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual team studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Abneys), by time period (18th Century Abneys), or by topic (Abney DNA, Abney Occupations, Abney Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Abney Name Study, first start out by browsing our current teams to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a team does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Vacant for assistance.

... ... ... is a member of the Abney Name Study Project.

Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


Teams / Research Pages


  • Bo Abney - initiated study. Also an admin on the Abney FTDNA and GEDmatch projects.

Related Surnames and Surname Variants

Task List

Open: Setup the basic structure of this project created 23 Aug 2019.

Abney History

The earliest WikiTree documented use of the Abney name was in 15th century England. This link provides some decent information on the earliest Abneys. The earliest, documented Abney on WikiTree is John Abney from the area around Derbyshire, England. There are some online sources [1][2] that show the Abney line going further back than John Abney, but, I don't have access to the citations to review. If someone has documentation to support these connections (and Pre-1500 Certification), please add the documented people and records to WikiTree.

DNA Projects

FTDNA Abney Y-DNA Project

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Abney Crest
Abney Crest

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