Abellewait is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having 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 Abellewait were found. In Old English, applethwaite
meant an apple orchard
or an area of land cleared for growing apples.
Early Origins of the Abellewait family
The surname Abellewait 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.
Early History of the Abellewait family
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Abellewait Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Abellewait has been recorded under many different variations, including Applethwaite, Applewhite, Applewaite, Applewait, Apelwhite, Eppelwhite, Epplethwaite and many more.
Early Notables of the Abellewait family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abellewait family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Abellewait 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.