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Early Origins of the Athelstone family

The surname Athelstone was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1195 when Athelstan held a family seat in that county.

Early History of the Athelstone family

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Athelstone Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Athelstone include Athelstan, Athelston, Athelstone, Athilstan, Athilston and many more.

Early Notables of the Athelstone family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Athelstone family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Athelstone Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Reinholt Athelstone, aged 16, who emigrated to Alberta, Canada, in 1908

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