Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the given name Appeline. Appeline was a popular girl's name that survived the Reformation.
Early Origins of the Abelyn family
Kent, where they held a family seat during the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Abelyn family
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Abelyn Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Abelyn include Applin, Appling, Applyn, Abelyn, Aplyon, Aplin and others.
Early Notables of the Abelyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abelyn family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Elizabeth Aplin, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1730; Robert Applin to America in 1764; Elizabeth Appling to Richmond, Virginia, with seven children in 1820.
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