The ancestors of the Aplewhite surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived 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 Aplewhite were found. In Old English, applethwaite
meant an apple orchard
or an area of land cleared for growing apples.
Early Origins of the Aplewhite family
The surname Aplewhite 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 Aplewhite family
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Aplewhite 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 Aplewhite include Applethwaite, Applewhite, Applewaite, Applewait, Apelwhite, Eppelwhite, Epplethwaite and many more.
Early Notables of the Aplewhite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aplewhite 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: Henry Apllewhate who arrived in Virginia in 1713; Thomas Applewhite who arrived in Maryland in 1676; Henry Applewhaite who arrived in Virginia in 1670.