The name Atterbrey is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Atterbrey family
The surname Atterbrey was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Atterbrey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atterbrey 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 Atterbrey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Atterbrey 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. Atterbrey has been spelled many different ways, including Atterbury, Aterbury, Attebure, Atteburwe, Atterberry, Aterberry, Attarbury, Attbury and many more.
Early Notables of the Atterbrey family (pre 1700)
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Atterbrey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Atterbrey family to the New World and Oceana
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 Atterbreys to arrive in North America: 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..