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Multiple Origins for the Surname Athey


Irish


Athey Early Origins



The surname Athey was first found in Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat as one of the 'Tribes of Galway.' Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clans, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name settled in Galway and it is said to be of Norman origin.

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Athey Spelling Variations


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Athey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Athy, Athey, Athie and others.

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Athey Early History


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Athey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Athey research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Athey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Athey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Athey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Athey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Athey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Athey, who landed in Maryland in 1674

Athey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Athey, who settled in Virginia in 1732

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Contemporary Notables of the name Athey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Athey (post 1700)



  • Edward L. Athey (1921-2010), American sports coach and athletic director at Washington College
  • Tyras Snowden "Bunk" Athey (1927-2010), American politician, Member of the Maryland House of Delegates (1975-1993) and (1967-1974), Maryland Secretary of State (1993-1995)
  • Clifford L. "Clay" Athey (b. 1960), American politician and jurist, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates (2002-2012)
  • Edward C. Athey, American politician, Mayor of Cumberland, Maryland (1992-2000)
  • Robert Leland Athey, American author of military history and true crime novels
  • Susan Athey (b. 1970), American economist, former professor of economics at Harvard University, current Economics of Technology Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the first female winner of the John Bates Clark Medal
  • Ron Athey (b. 1961), American performance artist associated with body art and with extreme performance art
  • Tyrus S. Athey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1996
  • Robert A. Athey (1825-1901), American politician, Mayor of Covington, Kentucky, 1874-91
  • Irving T. Athey, American politician, Mayor of Keyser, West Virginia, 1977-82
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Duci et non trahi
Motto Translation: A leader no a follower.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    8. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    9. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Athey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Athey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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