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Does anyone think that there is a possible relation between Theophilus Abbot and the Abbott Family? With immigration, surnames often undergo minor changes. For example, I have a classmate whose last name is spelled L I T M A N, but has several second and third cousins with the surname D I T M A N. The story behind this is that when the Litman family was on Ellis Island, a handful of them wrote huge, loopy Ls which were mistaken for Ds. Another, more well known example is that of Donald Trump's family name, which was originally Drumpf, although there is some discrepency over whether the change happened in17th century Germany or when his grandfather immigrated to the US in the 19th century.

Samanthawrites (talk) 04:16, September 2, 2016 (UTC)

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