Atleys History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Atleys date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Atleys.

Early Origins of the Atleys family

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

Early History of the Atleys family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atleys research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1258 is included under the topic Early Atleys History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Atleys Spelling Variations

Atleys has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Atleys have been found, including Atlee, Attley, Attlie, Atleigh, Atley, Atleys and others.

Early Notables of the Atleys family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Atleys family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Atleyss to arrive on North American shores: William Atlee, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1744, and descended was Walter Franklin Atlee related to Benjamin Franklin, also of Philadelphia.



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