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Atchley Surname History



The ancestors of the name Atchley date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the village of Adderley in Shropshire; the village was known as "Eldredelei" in the Domesday Book and was held by Nigel the Doctor. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)


Early Origins of the Atchley family


The surname Atchley was first found in Shropshire at Adderley, a village and civil parish that literally means "woodland clearing of a woman called Athryth," from the Old English personal name + "leah." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Early History of the Atchley family


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Atchley Spelling Variations


Atchley has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Atchley have been found, including Adderley, Adderly, Addly, Adley, Aderly, Atherly, Atherley, Hadderley and many more.

Early Notables of the Atchley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Atchley family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Atchleys to arrive on North American shores: John Adderley who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1734; Edward Adderly settled in Philadelphia in 1760; Susanna Atherley settled in Virginia in 1768.

Contemporary Notables of the name Atchley (post 1700)


  • Kenneth Atchley (b. 1954), American composer, noise, drone, and video artist
  • Justin Scott Atchley (b. 1973), former American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds during the 2001 season
  • Hooper Atchley (1887-1943), American film actor who appeared in 214 films between 1929 and 1944, perhaps best known for his role in the Our Gang film Birthday Blues (1932)
  • Curtis Bentley "Ben" Atchley (b. 1930), American Republican politician, Member of the Tennessee Senate (1977-2005), Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives (1972-1976) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Otto Atchley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Atchley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2008 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Forest S. Atchley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1956 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward Godfrey Cuthbert Frederick Atchley (1869-1943), English surgeon and Anglican liturgical scholar, Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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