Art by Betmatrho in this Red-Thread Genealogy section for the 'Lost Tribes of Israel' may be freely used for personal use.
Coat of Arms: Red shield with a lion rampant between six acorns.
Crest: An arm holding a battleaxe.
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.Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Thomas Attwood who settled in Virginia in 1663; Joane Attwood settled in the Barbados in 1664; Richard Attwood settled in the Barbados (with his wife and servant) in 1680. In Newfoundland, Esau, was the owner of a fishing room at Pond Island, Greenspond Harbour, in 1778.
Atwood English: topographic name from Middle English atte wode ‘by the wood’.
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mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
coat of arms and family crest:
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