The name Atteberray is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived 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 Atteberray family
The surname Atteberray was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Atteberray family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atteberray 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 Atteberray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Atteberray 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 Atteberray 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Atteberray include: Atterbury, Aterbury, Attebure, Atteburwe, Atterberry, Aterberry, Attarbury, Attbury and many more.
Early Notables of the Atteberray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Atteberray family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Atteberray or a variant listed above: 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..