The surname Attrill has a great history in Europe dating back to the middle ages. Attrill is a early Anglo-Saxon occupational last name. Records dating back to 1432 suggest there was a contingency of Attrill's in the county of Wiltshire. The word Attrill is thought to have come from a Anglo-Saxon term. During the time of the British Empire the surname spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
Attrill is the 170th most common surname in Great Britain. It is noted that an early nineteenth century Attrill could out drink a Horse. A tarnished history is clear, especially around the winter of 1925 when Luke Attrill stole a horse and was sentenced to prison. 109