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Attenborough Early Origins



The surname Attenborough was first found in Nottinghamshire at Attenborough, a village and a suburb in the Broxtowe borough which dates back to the 12th century when it was listed as Adinburcha. The place name literally means "stronghold associated with a man called Adda or Aeddi," having derived from the Old English personal name + "ing" + "burh." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
However, one of the first records of the surname was found in Cambridgeshire where in the year 1273, Alicia, Margeret and Richard Atteburwe all appeared in the Hundredorum Rolls.

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Attenborough Spelling Variations


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Attenborough Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few 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. Attenborough has been spelled many different ways, including Ateenborough, Atterbury, Attenbarrow, Attenborrow, Attenbrough, Attenbrow, Attenburrow, Addenbury, Addenborough, Addenbrow, Addenborrow, Atborough, Attborough, Atborow, Atbarow and many more.

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Attenborough Early History


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Attenborough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Attenborough research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Attenborough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Attenborough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Attenborough Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Attenborough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Attenboroughs to arrive in North America:

Attenborough Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Attenborough, who arrived in America as an emigrant in bondage in 1738

Attenborough Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Attenborough, who was naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1882

Attenborough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Attenborough arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Symmetry" in 1848
  • George Attenborough, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • John Attenborough, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Joseph Attenborough, aged 24, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Thomas Attenborough, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"

Attenborough Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Attenborough arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Attenborough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Attenborough (post 1700)



  • Sheila Beryl Grant Attenborough (b. 1922), The Lady Attenborough, known by her maiden name Sheila Sim, an English film and theatre actress and wife of the actor and director Richard Attenborough
  • Michael Attenborough (b. 1950), English theatre director, son of Richard Attenborough
  • Frederick Attenborough (1887-1973), English academic, father of Richard and David Attenborough
  • Sir David Frederick Attenborough OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS, FZS, FSA (b. 1926), British author, conservationist, and television producer, Controller for BBC Two, best known for his work on the Life Series with the BBC Natural History Unit, younger brother of Richard Attenborough
  • Sir Richard Samuel Attenborough CBE (1923-2014), Baron Attenborough, English movie actor, director, and producer who won two Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Attenborough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Attenborough Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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