Atainstume History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Atainstume family
The surname Atainstume was first found in Midlothian, an area that borders the Scottish Borders, East Lothian and the City of Edinburgh council areas, near MacMerry.
Early History of the Atainstume family
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Atainstume Spelling Variations
The name Atainstume, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Adaistone, Adenston, Adiestoun, Adieston, Adistone, Adistone, Aldinston, Adingston and many more.
Early Notables of the Atainstume family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Atainstume family
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. 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." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Atainstume family, or who bore a variation of the surname Atainstume were Thomas Adinston who settled in Virginia in 1645.
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