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Athliston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Athliston family

The surname Athliston 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 Athliston family

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Athliston Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Athliston were recorded, including Athelstan, Athelston, Athelstone, Athilstan, Athilston and many more.

Early Notables of the Athliston family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Athliston family to the New World and Oceana

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Athliston family emigrate to North America: Reinholt Athelstone, aged 16, who arrived at Ellis Island from Alberta, Canada, in 1908.

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