Early Origins of the Atenstum family
The surname Atenstum 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 Atenstum family
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Atenstum Spelling Variations
The name, Atenstum, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Adaistone, Adenston, Adiestoun, Adieston, Adistone, Adistone, Aldinston, Adingston and many more.
Early Notables of the Atenstum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Atenstum 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 Atenstum surname who came to North America were: Thomas Adinston who settled in Virginia in 1645.