Atrey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Atrey family
The surname Atrey was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The family name was first referenced in the year 1272 when Thomas Attree held estates in that shire. But many of the family were also found in Sussex. The name is derived from the expression "At-the-Tree." 
Early History of the Atrey family
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Atrey Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Atrey has been spelled many different ways, including Attree, Attry, Attrie, Attry, Atree, Atry, Atrye, Attrye, Hattry, Hatry and many more.
Early Notables of the Atrey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Atrey family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Atreys to arrive in North America: Jacob Hattry, who arrived in New York in 1845; August Hatry, who was naturalized in Mississippi in 1879; and Julius Hatry, who was naturalized in Indiana between 1882 and 1886..
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.