A family of Strathclyde-Briton were the first to use the name Aplegate. They lived in Dumfries. The Aplegate surname comes from the northern Middle English applegarth,
meaning "apple orchard." The name may have been originally used for someone who lived near an orchard, or it may have been a habitational name from a place so named, of which there are examples in Cumbria
and North and East Yorkshire
, and in the county of Dumfries.
Early Origins of the Aplegate family
The surname Aplegate was first found in Dumfriesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England
that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway
Council Area, where they held a family seat
at Applegarth, near Lockerbie.
Early History of the Aplegate family
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Aplegate Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Aplegate has appeared as Aplegath, Aplegarth, Applegarth, Applegate and others.
Early Notables of the Aplegate family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aplegate family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence
, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Among them: Clement Applegate who settled in Virginia in 1654; John Applegate settled in San Francisco, California, in 1850; John Appleget arrived in San Francisco in 1852..