Attems History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Attems family
The surname Attems was first found in Norfolk where it is thought that the first record of the name was Richard Adamessone who was listed there in the 13th century. 
Early History of the Attems family
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Attems Spelling Variations
The name, Attems, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Adamsone, Addamson, Adamson and others.
Early Notables of the Attems family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Attems family to Ireland
Some of the Attems family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Attems family
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Attems surname who came to North America were: Thomas Adamson who settled in Galveston Texas in 1872; George Adamson settled in Virginia in 1679; John Adamson settled in Barbados in 1678.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Crux mihi grata quies
Motto Translation: The Cross gives me welcome rest.