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Atterbury Early Origins



The surname Atterbury was first found in Oxfordshire at either East Adderbury or West Adderbury, Saxon villages and civil parishes that date back to c. 950 when there were listed collectively as Eadburggebyrig. Over one hundred years later in the Domesday Book of 1086, they were listed as Edburgberie and were held by Robert from Robert of Stafford, a Norman noble. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally the place names mean "stronghold of a woman called Eadburh," from the Old English personal name + "burh." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Another reference claims the place name was derived from St. Edburgh, to whom many religious establishments in this part of the country were dedicated. In the court rolls of New College, Oxford, the placename is written as Ebberbury. "Donnington Castle [in Donnington, Berkshire], built by Sir Richard de Abberbury, who was guardian to Richard II. in his minority, stood upon a declivity, at the foot of which runs the river Kennet. It was garrisoned for Charles I., and withstood two sieges during the civil war, in the first of which three of its towers were demolished, and in 1644 it was almost battered down by Colonel Dalbier, from whom a field in the vicinity, in which he planted his cannon, is still named. The only remains of this once impregnable fortress consist of a gateway flanked by two towers, a great portion of the ruins having been removed for the erection of a house near the site. A friary of the order of the Holy Trinity was also founded by Sir Richard de Abberbury. An hospital, called God's House, is supposed to have been founded, in 1392, by the same individual." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Atterbury Spelling Variations


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Atterbury Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Atterbury were recorded, including Adderbury, Atterbury, Adderberry, Adderberrie, Adderborrow, Adderbry and many more.

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Atterbury Early History


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Atterbury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atterbury research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1693, 1654, 1660, 1663, 1732, 1713 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Atterbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Atterbury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Atterbury Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Atterbury 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Atterbury arrived in North America very early:

Atterbury Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Atterbury, who sailed to Maryland in 1733
  • Henry Atterbury, who arrived in Maryland in 1742

Atterbury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Atterbury, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1801
  • C.L. Atterbury, aged 50, who landed in America from London, in 1895

Atterbury Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • F E Atterbury, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1900
  • Eliz. Atterbury, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Kelson, in 1903
  • Grosvenor Atterbury, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • A. Atterbury, aged 47, who landed in America from Kingston, in 1904
  • Charles G. Atterbury, aged 38, who settled in America from London, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Atterbury Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Atterbury, aged 31, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • Elizabeth Atterbury, aged 7, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Atterbury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Atterbury (post 1700)



  • Malcolm Atterbury (1907-1992), American stage and vaudeville actor
  • Grosvenor Atterbury (1869-1956), American architect
  • William Wallace Atterbury (1866-1935), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920
  • William Wallace Atterbury (1866-1935), American Brigadier General during World War I, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad (1925-1935)
  • Septimus Atterbury (b. 1880), English footballer
  • Audrey Selma Atterbury (1921-1997), British puppeteer best known for her work on the 1950s BBC's children's series Andy Pandy
  • Paul Atterbury FRSA (b. 1945), British antiques expert, best known for his many appearances on the BBC TV programme Antiques Roadshow
  • John Atterbury (b. 1941), British actor, known for his roles in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Robin Hood (2010) and Gosford Park (2001)

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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Atterbury Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Atterbury 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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