name Attar comes from when the family resided in Nottinghamshire
. Literally the name means a stronghold or borough
which was in turn derived from the Old English phrase at ther burghe,
which in turn comes from the Old English phrase æt thære byrig.
Early Origins of the Attar family
The surname Attar was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Attar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Attar research.Another 433 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1295, 1630, 1661, 1662, 1680, 1695, 1769, 1700, 1796, 1403 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Attar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Attar Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Attar include Atterbury, Aterbury, Attebure, Atteburwe, Atterberry, Aterberry, Attarbury, Attbury and many more.
Early Notables of the Attar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Attar family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Atterbury, who sailed to Maryland in 1733; Henry Atterbury, who arrived in Maryland in 1742; and Lewis
Atterbury, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1801..