The name Atewill is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived near water.
This name is derived from the medieval preposition atte,
which means near
and the word waeter,
which means water.
Early Origins of the Atewill family
The surname Atewill was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Atewill family
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Atewill Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Atewill has been spelled many different ways, including Attwater, Atwater, Attewater and others.
Early Notables of the Atewill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Atewill family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Atewills to arrive in North America:
Atewill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mary Atewill, aged 22, who landed in Maryland in 1684 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)