Early Origins of the Atclyf family
The surname Atclyf was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Atclyf family
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Atclyf Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Atclyf has undergone many spelling variations
, including Atcliff, Attcliff, Atcliffe, Attcliffe and others.
Early Notables of the Atclyf family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Atclyf family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Atclyf were among those contributors: Kristopher Autcliffe, aged 22, who arrived at Ellis Island
, in 1900.