Appaleyarde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The lineage of the name Appaleyarde begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived near an orchard, or in the settlement of Appleyard in Yorkshire. In either case, the name is ultimately derived from the Old English words æppel, meaning apple, and geard, meaning enclosure.
Early Origins of the Appaleyarde family
The surname Appaleyarde was first found in the counties of Yorkshire and Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times. They retained their estates after the Norman invasion in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Appaleyarde family
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Appaleyarde Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Appaleyarde has undergone many spelling variations, including Appleyard, Appleyeard, Appelyard, Apelyard and many more.
Early Notables of the Appaleyarde family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Anne Appleyard, wife of Robert Bedingfield, Solicitor General to Queen Elizabeth I; and Sir Mathew Appleyard (1606-1669), an English Royalist military commander. He was "the son of Thomas Appleyard, the descendant of...
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Migration of the Appaleyarde family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Appaleyarde were among those contributors: Elizabeth Appleyard who settled in Rappahannock, Virginia in 1729; Thomas Appleyard settled in Virginia in 1663; David Appleyard settled in New York state in 1820.