Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family 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 Appalyard family
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 Appalyard family
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Appalyard Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Appalyard family name include Appleyard, Appleyeard, Appelyard, Apelyard and many more.
Early Notables of the Appalyard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Appalyard family to the New World and Oceana
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 Appalyard surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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.
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