The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Abelyearde come from when the family resided near an orchard
, or in the settlement of Appleyard
. In either case, the name is ultimately derived from the Old English words æppel,
Early Origins of the Abelyearde family
The surname Abelyearde was first found in the counties of Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times. They retained their estates after the Norman invasion
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Abelyearde family
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Abelyearde 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. Abelyearde has been recorded under many different variations, including Appleyard, Appleyeard, Appelyard, Apelyard and many more.
Early Notables of the Abelyearde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abelyearde 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 Abelyearde or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Appleyard who settled in Rappahannock, Virginia in 1729; Thomas Appleyard settled in Virginia in 1663; David Appleyard settled in New York state in 1820.