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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Atlee surname lived in Kent, where they held a family seat at Lee's Court. The original form of this name was atte Lee, which became modified to the shorter form Atlee.

Atlee Early Origins



The surname Atlee was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Atlee Spelling Variations


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Atlee Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Atlee are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Atlee include: Atlee, Attley, Attlie, Atleigh, Atley, Atleys and others.

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Atlee Early History


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Atlee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atlee research. Another 298 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1258 is included under the topic Early Atlee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Atlee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Atlee Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Atlee or a variant listed above:

Atlee Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Atlee, who landed in America in 1734
  • William AtLee, who arrived in New England in 1734
  • William Atlee, who landed in New England in 1734
  • William Atlee, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Samuel Atlee, who arrived in New York in 1784

Atlee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Walter Franklin Atlee related to Benjamin Franklin, also of Philadelphia

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Contemporary Notables of the name Atlee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Atlee (post 1700)



  • William Atlee, American politician, Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1869-71
  • Samuel John Atlee (1739-1786), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1782, 1785-86
  • Frances Baer Atlee (1878-1964), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924
  • Edwin A. Atlee, American politician, Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1844
  • E. A. Atlee, American politician, Member of Texas State Senate 23rd District, 1893-1900
  • Dr. John Light Atlee (1799-1885), American physician and surgeon, one of the organizers, and later president of the American Medical Association

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Atlee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Atlee 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 10 November 2015 at 10:13.

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