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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. AT-ən-bə-rə(British English) AT-ən-brə(British English) AT-ən-bə-ro(American English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsAteenborough, Atterbury, Attenbarrow, Attenborrow, Attenbrough, Attenbrow, Attenburrow, Addenbury, Addenborough, Addenbrow, Addenborrow, Atborough, Attborough, Atborow, Atbarow

Meaning & History

Habitational name for a person from the village of Attenborough in Nottinghamshire, England, derived from the Old English given name Adda and burh meaning "fortified place". A famous bearer of this name was the English actor and filmmaker Richard Attenborough (1923-2014). Another famous bearer is Richard's brother Sir David Attenborough (1926-), a naturalist.
Added 2/20/2019 by General9696
Edited 12/21/2022 by General9696