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Early Origins of the Attoe family

The surname Attoe was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1296 when John Atthow held estates in that county.

Early History of the Attoe family

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Attoe 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 Attoe family name include Athow, Athaw, Atthawes, Atthow, Athall, Athal and others.

Early Notables of the Attoe family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Attoe 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 Attoe surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Attoe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Attoe, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Walter Attoe, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Contemporary Notables of the name Attoe (post 1700)

  • Dan Attoe (b. 1975), American painter, sculptor, bullfighter and founder of art group Paintallica

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