I am searching for information on the Abbey and Waddell families. A lot of my relatives and ancestors are from the Midwest, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota. I would like to trace my family back to the earliest uses of the names Abbey and Waddell in Europe. I'm not sure which side of the family they are from, but we are descended from Christopher Martin and his wife. They arrived in Massechusetts in 1620 on the Mayflower. They came from Bayeux, Normandy or Pembroke Wales originally. My fathers father and mother were Marion M. and Flora Marie Abbey(Waddell). They both lived and passed away in North Dakota. My fathers grandfather and grandmother were David Purdy Abbey and Emma Abbey. We don't know where or when David passed away, but Emma died in Mott,ND in 1955. She was born in 1864.