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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. Attwater has been recorded under many different variations, including Attwater, Atwater, Attewater and others.
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
- Joshua Attwater who settled in New Haven, Conn. in 1620
Attwater Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Margaret Attwater who settled in New York State in 1725
Attwater Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Matthew Attwater, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1852