Anglo-Saxon name Attwater comes from when the family resided near water. This name is derived from the medieval preposition atte, which means near or at and the word waeter, which means water.
Early Origins of the Attwater family
Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Attwater family
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Attwater Spelling Variations
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. Attwater has been recorded under many different variations, including Attwater, Atwater, Attewater and others.
Early Notables of the Attwater family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Attwater family to the New World and Oceana
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 Attwater or a variant listed above:
Attwater Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Attwater Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Attwater Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Attwater (post 1700)
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