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About the Attrill surname

The Attrill family - with its various spellings originated on the Isle of Wight where the vast majority still live. Many others are in Hampshire - most in the Portsmouth and Gosport areas. Katie Fuller has produced an Attrill surname distribution map for 1881 that shows more than 80% of British Attrills lived in Hampshire (including the IOW).

The name Attrill has a number of present day derivatives, Atrill, Attrell, etc. However, the earliest records show a far wider variety of spellings from those found today. Some of these from the Isle of Wight Records Office archives are listed below:

  • Trill , John, 1406, a mason.
  • Tryll, Richard 1555 (of Chillerton)
  • Atrel, 1559.
  • Attryll, Alice 1560, (of Carisbrooke.)
  • Tril, Thomas 1571 (of Shorwell)
  • Atril, John 1571