Just now discovered this site. There is a rootsweb maillist for the Abnet/Inabnett/Atnip families. The immigrant ancestor for this family was Hildebrand Inabnet who migrated from Switzerland mid 1700s. Penn. to Va...his place of death...
There are dozens of variations (documented) for this surname. There are also five web pages. The Abnet maillist is relatively young. We got it up about a year ago.
Just do the usual thing to subscribe to the ABNET list.
Hope to see you there. I am a desc. of Jacob Abnet, b. Md. or Va. thence Va. to Ohio ca.1830-39.thence to Adams Co. In. 1840.