Abelein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Abelein is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given name Appeline. Appeline was a popular girl's name. "This was the usual English form of Appolonia, a martyr at Alexandria, who, among other tortures, had all her teeth beaten out It was a popular girl's name, and survived the Reformation. " [1]

Early Origins of the Abelein family

The surname Abelein was first found in Kent, where the first on record was Thomas Abelyn who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [1]

"The Aplins, who are now well established in the Chard district, [Somerset] were represented in Glastonbury and other parts of the county 200 years ago. " [2]

Early History of the Abelein family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abelein research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1295, 1547, 1623, 1734, 1802, 1753 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Abelein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Abelein Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Abelein have been found, including Applin, Appling, Applyn, Abelyn, Aplyon, Aplin and others.

Early Notables of the Abelein family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Abelein family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Abelein, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Elizabeth Aplin, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1730; Robert Applin to America in 1764; Elizabeth Appling to Richmond, Virginia, with seven children in 1820.

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

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