Early Origins of the Ateworthey family
The surname Ateworthey was first found in Wiltshire
at Atworth, a tything and chapelry, in the parish of Great Bradford, union and hundred
of Bradford that dates back to 1001 when it was listed as Attenwrthe. The place name literally means "enclosure or a man called Atta," from the Old English personal name
+ "worth." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
An ancient Roman villa was located here and is one of six within approximately a three-mile radius. As far as the surname is concerned, the first records were found on the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 where Geoffery de Attewurth and William de Attewurthe were both listed in Wiltshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Ateworthey family
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Ateworthey 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 Ateworthey has undergone many spelling variations
, including Atworth, Attworth, Attworthy, Atworthe, Atworthy, Atworthy, Atteworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Ateworthey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ateworthey 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 Ateworthey were among those contributors: H. G. Atworthy, aged 27, who arrived at Ellis Island
, in 1921.