The age-old Scottish surname Appelegarth was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people. The Appelegarth family lived in Dumfries. The Appelegarth surname comes from the northern Middle English applegarth,
meaning "apple orchard." The name may have been originally used for someone who lived near an orchard, or it may have been a habitational name from a place so named, of which there are examples in Cumbria
and North and East Yorkshire
, and in the county of Dumfries.
Early Origins of the Appelegarth family
The surname Appelegarth was first found in Dumfriesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England
that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway
Council Area, where they held a family seat
at Applegarth, near Lockerbie.
Early History of the Appelegarth family
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Appelegarth Spelling Variations
In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. Appelegarth has been spelled Aplegath, Aplegarth, Applegarth, Applegate and others.
Early Notables of the Appelegarth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Appelegarth family to the New World and Oceana
Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence
caused those who remained loyal to England
to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan
societies. Among them: Clement Applegate who settled in Virginia in 1654; John Applegate settled in San Francisco, California, in 1850; John Appleget arrived in San Francisco in 1852..