The Atlas Family was started during the beginning of the Renewed State era and was the first large family in this era. Started by Lieutenant Colonel Shaw, the Atlas family quickly grew in numbers and became popular, recruiting 40-60% of The State into the family.  However large the family was, when new families began being founded during the time, the Atlas family dwindled until it was barely a scrape of what it was. There are few who still use the name, and still claim to be part of the ¨Atlas¨ family, however John Atlas, one of the first true Atlases, has brought the name back during his Neo State career in The Atlas Team.