Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived 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 Aterburey family
Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Aterburey family
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Aterburey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Aterburey have been found, including Atterbury, Aterbury, Attebure, Atteburwe, Atterberry, Aterberry, Attarbury, Attbury and many more.
Early Notables of the Aterburey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aterburey family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Aterburey, 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..
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