Attrill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Attrill family

The surname Attrill was first found in Devon 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 1330 when Walter Attrill was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Devon.

Early History of the Attrill family

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Attrill Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Attrill has been recorded under many different variations, including Attrill, Attrell, Attrull, Atrill, Hatril, Hattrill, Hatril, Hauterill, Autrill, Attru and many more.

Early Notables of the Attrill family (pre 1700)

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United States Attrill migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Attrill or a variant listed above:

Attrill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Attrill, who arrived in Iowa in 1876 [1]
  • Henry Attrill, who arrived in Iowa in 1877 [1]
  • Henry Attrill, who was naturalized in Iowa in 1882

Canada Attrill migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Attrill Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Charlotte Attrill, who landed in Montreal in 1845

Australia Attrill migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Attrill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Attrill, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Daniel Attrill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838 [3]
  • Ann Attrill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838 [3]
  • James Attrill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838 [3]
  • John Attrill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Attrill (post 1700) +

  • Mark Hamilton Attrill (b. 1965), birth name of Mark Matthews, known by his stage name Prince Blanco, a singer and musician based in Toronto, Canada
  • William Dunbar Attrill (1868-1939), French silver medalist cricketer at the 1900 Summer Olympics
  • Louis Attrill, British rower and Olympic gold medalist at the 2000 Summer Olympics


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm


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