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The ancient roots of the Atchely family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Atchely comes from when the family lived 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)


Atchely Early Origins



The surname Atchely 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)

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Atchely Spelling Variations


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Atchely Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Atchely has appeared include Adderley, Adderly, Addly, Adley, Aderly, Atherly, Atherley, Hadderley and many more.

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Atchely Early History


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Atchely Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atchely research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 163 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Atchely History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Atchely Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Atchely Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Atchely Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Atchely arrived in North America very early: John Adderley who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1734; Edward Adderly settled in Philadelphia in 1760; Susanna Atherley settled in Virginia in 1768.

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