Early Origins of the Attenburrow family
The surname Attenburrow 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." 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.
Early History of the Attenburrow family
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Attenburrow Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Attenburrow family name include Ateenborough, Atterbury, Attenbarrow, Attenborrow, Attenbrough, Attenbrow, Attenburrow, Addenbury, Addenborough, Addenbrow, Addenborrow, Atborough, Attborough, Atborow, Atbarow and many more.
Early Notables of the Attenburrow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Attenburrow family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Attenburrow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Martha Attenburrow, aged 29, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840