Early Origins of the Atteworth family
The surname Atteworth was first found in Wiltshire
at Atworth, a tything and chapelry, in the parish of Great Bradford, union and hundred
of Bradford that dates back to 1001 when it was listed as Attenwrthe. The place name literally means "enclosure or a man called Atta," from the Old English personal name
+ "worth." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
An ancient Roman villa was located here and is one of six within approximately a three-mile radius. As far as the surname is concerned, the first records were found on the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 where Geoffery de Attewurth and William de Attewurthe were both listed in Wiltshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Atteworth family
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Atteworth Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Atteworth family name include Atworth, Attworth, Attworthy, Atworthe, Atworthy, Atworthy, Atteworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Atteworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Atteworth family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Atteworth surname or a spelling variation of the name include: H. G. Atworthy, aged 27, who arrived at Ellis Island
, in 1921.