name Apletwhyte comes from the family having resided 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 Apletwhyte were found. In Old English, applethwaite
meant an apple orchard
or an area of land cleared for growing apples.
Early Origins of the Apletwhyte family
The surname Apletwhyte 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 Apletwhyte family
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Apletwhyte Spelling Variations
Apletwhyte 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. Spelling variants included: Applethwaite, Applewhite, Applewaite, Applewait, Apelwhite, Eppelwhite, Epplethwaite and many more.
Early Notables of the Apletwhyte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Apletwhyte 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 Apletwhytes to arrive on North American shores: Henry Apllewhate who arrived in Virginia in 1713; Thomas Applewhite who arrived in Maryland in 1676; Henry Applewhaite who arrived in Virginia in 1670.