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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Abelewhite surname lived in the township of Applethwaite, which was in the parish of Windermere in Westmorland (now part of Cumbria). There were also places with this name in Cumberland and in Suffolk, where the first instances of the surname Abelewhite were found. In Old English, applethwaite meant an apple orchard or an area of land cleared for growing apples.

Abelewhite Early Origins



The surname Abelewhite was first found in the county of Suffolk in south eastern England. The Applethwaites were found in Suffolk from very ancient times and sustained the Norman Conquest in 1066, retaining their lands and estates.

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Abelewhite Spelling Variations


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Abelewhite Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Abelewhite are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Abelewhite include: Applethwaite, Applewhite, Applewaite, Applewait, Apelwhite, Eppelwhite, Epplethwaite and many more.

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Abelewhite Early History


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Abelewhite Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abelewhite research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1906, 1629, 1668, 1660 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Abelewhite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abelewhite Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Abelewhite Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Abelewhite Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Abelewhite or a variant listed above: Henry Apllewhate who arrived in Virginia in 1713; Thomas Applewhite who arrived in Maryland in 1676; Henry Applewhaite who arrived in Virginia in 1670.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Abelewhite Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Abelewhite Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 October 2012 at 16:47.

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