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The name Attwood has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the county of Salop where they were found since the early Middle Ages. Their name means at the wood, from atte wood. The original bearer, therefore, would have lived at the edge of a wood.

Attwood Early Origins



The surname Attwood was first found in the county of Salop where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and had retained their estates despite the Norman invasion of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

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Attwood Spelling Variations


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Attwood Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Attwood have been found, including Attwood, Atwood, Attewood, Atwode, Athwood and many more.

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Attwood Early History


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Attwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Attwood research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1903, 1643, 1712, 1650, 1712 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Attwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Attwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Attwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Attwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Attwood, or a variant listed above:

Attwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Attwood who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Joane Attwood settled in Barbados in 1664
  • Richard Attwood, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • Gilbert Attwood, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • Thomas Attwood, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1672
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Attwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Attwood, who arrived in South Carolina in 1701

Attwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Bliss Attwood, who arrived in Texas in 1836
  • Percy R Attwood, who landed in America in 1888

Attwood Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Esau Attwood, was the owner of a fishing room at Pond Island, Greenspond Harbour, in 1778

Attwood Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Henry Attwood from England, settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1810 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Attwood was a planter of Salvage, Newfoundland in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Attwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Attwood, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • Alfred Attwood arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF Northumberland - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • Mary Attwood arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • George Attwood, aged 26, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"

Attwood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Attwood arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • Susanna Attwood arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • William Attwood, aged 25, a shoemaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Mary Attwood, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • William Attwood, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Attwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Attwood (post 1700)



  • Dr. Charles Raymond Attwood (1932-1998), American board-certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • William Hollingsworth Attwood (1919-1989), American journalist, author, editor and diplomat
  • William Hollingsworth Attwood (1919-1989), American Democrat politician, U.S. Ambassador to Guinea, 1961-63; Kenya, 1964-66
  • William Attwood, American politician, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1746-48
  • Joseph F. Attwood, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Lansing, Michigan, 1961
  • Stephen Stanley Attwood (1897-1965), American academic, Professor at Columbia University
  • David Attwood (b. 1952), English filmmaker
  • Dave Attwood (b. 1987), English rugby union player
  • Dr. Tony Attwood (b. 1952), English psychologist who lives in Queensland, Australia
  • Thomas Warr Attwood (1733-1775), English builder, architect and politician in Bath
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm

Other References

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  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

The Attwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Attwood Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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