Early Origins of the Atainstom family
Midlothian, an area that borders the Scottish Borders, East Lothian and the City of Edinburgh council areas, near MacMerry.
Early History of the Atainstom family
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Early Notables of the Atainstom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Atainstom family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Atainstom surname who came to North America were: Thomas Adinston who settled in Virginia in 1645.
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