Early Origins of the Attclyff family
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 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Attclyff family
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Attclyff Spelling Variations
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. Attclyff has been spelled many different ways, including Atcliff, Attcliff, Atcliffe, Attcliffe and others.
Early Notables of the Attclyff family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Attclyff family to the New World and Oceana
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 Attclyffs to arrive in North America: Kristopher Autcliffe, aged 22, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1900.
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