The ancestors of the name Aterberry date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Aterberry family
The surname Aterberry was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Aterberry family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aterberry 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 Aterberry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aterberry Spelling Variations
Aterberry has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Aterberry have been found, including Atterbury, Aterbury, Attebure, Atteburwe, Atterberry, Aterberry, Attarbury, Attbury and many more.
Early Notables of the Aterberry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aterberry family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Aterberrys to arrive on North American shores: 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..