Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Attewell family lived in southeastern England mainly in the counties of Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire where they were found since the early Middle Ages. The name is toponymic; that is, it is descriptive of the place where the original bearer lived. Literally the name is derived from the Old English atwell, meaning dweller at the well.
Early Origins of the Attewell family
England mainly in the counties of Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat for many, many centuries. They are recorded as possessing estates before the advent of the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. but many of them were lost to their Norman overlords by forfeit. The Eatwell variant is thought to be related to a Hugo de Hetewelle, listed in 1187 in the Pipe Rolls for Derbyshire.
Early History of the Attewell family
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Attewell Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Attewell are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Attewell include: Attwill, Attwell, Atwill, Atwell, Atthill, Athill, Atwool, Attwel and many more.
Early Notables of the Attewell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Attewell family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Attewell or a variant listed above:
Attewell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Attewell (post 1700)
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