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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Atherton Genealogy

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Some Famous People with the surname of Atherton

Wikipedia Michael Andrew Atherton, OBE (born March 23, 1968, in Newton Heath, Manchester, England) is a broadcaster, journalist and retired cricketer.
Wikipedia Candice Kathleen Atherton (born 21 September 1955), known as Candy Atherton, is a British politician.
Wikipedia Alfred Leroy "Roy" Atherton Jr.
Wikipedia John Atherton (1598 ? 5th December 1640) was the Anglican Bishop of Waterford and Lismore in the Church of Ireland.
Wikipedia William Atherton (born July 30, 1947) is an American film, stage and television actor.
Wikipedia Charles Morgan Herbert Atherton (November 19 1874 in New Brunswick, NJ - December 19 1934 in Vienna, Austria) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman.
Wikipedia Peter Atherton (born 6 April 1970 in Wigan, Lancashire), is an English former professional English footballer who plays as both a defender and a midfielder.
Wikipedia Edwin Newton Atherton (October 12, 1896 ? August 31, 1944) was born in Washington D.
Wikipedia David Atherton OBE, (born 3 January 1944) is an English conductor.
Wikipedia Keith Rowe Atherton (born February 19, 1959 in Newport News, Virginia), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues primarily in relief from -.
Wikipedia John Atherton (9 August 1837 16 May 1913) was an explorer of the Far North Queensland area of Queensland, Australia.
Wikipedia Faxon Dean Atherton (1815 - 1877) was an American businessman and landowner, and was a prominent citizen of San Mateo County, California.
Wikipedia Gibson Atherton (January 19, 1831 ? November 10, 1887) was a U.
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Wikipedia Jason Atherton (born circa 1971 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire), is an English chef, currently Executive Chef at Gordon Ramsay's Michelin starred Maze in London.

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