The ancient history of the Atarburey name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in Nottinghamshire
. Literally the name means a stronghold or borough
which was in turn derived from the Old English phrase at ther burghe,
which in turn comes from the Old English phrase æt thære byrig.
Early Origins of the Atarburey family
The surname Atarburey was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Atarburey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atarburey research.Another 433 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1295, 1630, 1661, 1662, 1680, 1695, 1769, 1700, 1796, 1403 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Atarburey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Atarburey Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Atarburey include Atterbury, Aterbury, Attebure, Atteburwe, Atterberry, Aterberry, Attarbury, Attbury and many more.
Early Notables of the Atarburey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Atarburey family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Atarburey or a variant listed above: William Atterbury, who sailed to Maryland in 1733; Henry Atterbury, who arrived in Maryland in 1742; and Lewis
Atterbury, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1801..