Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a 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 Atterburay family
Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Atterburay family
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Atterburay Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Atterburay were recorded, including Atterbury, Aterbury, Attebure, Atteburwe, Atterberry, Aterberry, Attarbury, Attbury and many more.
Early Notables of the Atterburay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Atterburay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Atterburay family emigrate to 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..
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