Show ContentsAttebery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Attebery surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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 Attebery family

The surname Attebery was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Attebery family

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Attebery 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 Attebery include Atterbury, Aterbury, Attebure, Atteburwe, AtterBerry, Aterberry, Attarbury, Attbury and many more.

Early Notables of the Attebery family

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Attebery Ranking

In the United States, the name Attebery is the 15,597th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Attebery family

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..

Contemporary Notables of the name Attebery (post 1700) +

  • Lynn Attebery, American County Commissioner for Custer County, Colorado from 2010–2012
  • Brian Attebery (b. 1951), American academic writer on science fiction and fantasy fiction, awarded the Pilgrim Award in 2009
  • Mrs. C. L. Attebery, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1964 [2]

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  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from on Facebook