The name Abylene was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the given name Appeline.
Appeline was a popular girl's name that survived the Reformation.
Early Origins of the Abylene family
The surname Abylene was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
during the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Abylene family
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Abylene Spelling Variations
Abylene has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Abylene have been found, including Applin, Appling, Applyn, Abelyn, Aplyon, Aplin and others.
Early Notables of the Abylene family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abylene family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Abylenes to arrive on North American shores: Elizabeth Aplin, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1730; Robert Applin to America in 1764; Elizabeth Appling to Richmond, Virginia, with seven children in 1820.