Atcherley1301Worldwide surname Atcherley (sometimes written as Atcherly and in the past also as Acherley) originated in Shropshire and has an ancient pedigree. One of the oldest documents featuring the name, from the early 1400s, names two dozen residents of ‘Basschurche’ including Hugh de Acherley. My study of the surname arose from efforts to trace my maternal ancestry but has developed far beyond that!AtcherleyAtcherlyAcherley