Abrams (Abrahams) family
Abrams (Abrahams) was a family name found among the Mennonites in the Frisian congregations of West Prussia. It was derived from the first name Abraham (Abram). In West Prussia six families of this name were counted in 1776 (without Danzig). Members of the Abrams family did not migrate to Russia until 1818. After that five families are known to have immigrated. In West Prussia and during the early years in Russia the name Abraham(s) was used. Later in Russia and in the Americas the name Abrams dominated.
Penner, Glenn. “The Complete 1776 Census of Mennonites in West Prussia” Mennonite Genealogical Resources (www.mennonitegenealogy.com), viewed 18 June 2018.
Penner, Horst. Die ost-und westpreussischen Mennoniten. Karlsruhe, 1978: appendix 7.
Peters, Victor and Jack Thiessen. Mennonitische Namen Mennonite Names. Marburg: G.J. Elwert Verlag, 1987.
|Date Published||18 June 2018|
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Penner, Glenn. "Abrams (Abrahams) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 18 June 2018. Web. 17 Sep 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Abrams_(Abrahams)_family&oldid=160912.
Penner, Glenn. (18 June 2018). Abrams (Abrahams) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 September 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Abrams_(Abrahams)_family&oldid=160912.
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