The name Atterberray first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having 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 Atterberray family
The surname Atterberray was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Atterberray family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atterberray 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 Atterberray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Atterberray Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Atterberray has appeared include Atterbury, Aterbury, Attebure, Atteburwe, Atterberry, Aterberry, Attarbury, Attbury and many more.
Early Notables of the Atterberray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Atterberray family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Atterberray arrived in North America very early: 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..