Show ContentsAplyon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Aplyon are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the given name Appeline. Appeline was a popular girl's name. "This was the usual English form of Appolonia, a martyr at Alexandria, who, among other tortures, had all her teeth beaten out It was a popular girl's name, and survived the Reformation. " [1]

Early Origins of the Aplyon family

The surname Aplyon was first found in Kent, where the first on record was Thomas Abelyn who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [1]

"The Aplins, who are now well established in the Chard district, [Somerset] were represented in Glastonbury and other parts of the county 200 years ago. " [2]

Early History of the Aplyon family

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Aplyon Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Aplyon family name include Applin, Appling, Applyn, Abelyn, Aplyon, Aplin and others.

Early Notables of the Aplyon family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Aplyon family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Aplyon surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Elizabeth Aplin, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1730; Robert Applin to America in 1764; Elizabeth Appling to Richmond, Virginia, with seven children in 1820.

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print. on Facebook