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Where did the Scottish Appleby family come from? When did the Appleby family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Appleby family history?The surname Appleby was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived in various places so named in England and Scotland. Appleby is derived from the old Norse apall, or "apple" combined with byr, meaning "farm."
The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Appleby has been spelled Appleby, Applebie, Appilby, Appilbie, Appeley and many more.
First found in Westmorland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Appleby from about the year 1250, which later became the county town of Appleby. This town was frequently sacked and plundered and was a favorite target of raids north of the border.
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To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:
Appleby Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Appleby Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Appleby Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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