Scottish history reveals Appelegath was first used as a surname by the Strathclyde-Briton people. It was a name for someone who lived in Dumfries. The Appelegath 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 Appelegath family
The surname Appelegath 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 Appelegath family
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Appelegath Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations
. Appelegath has been spelled Aplegath, Aplegarth, Applegarth, Applegate and others.
Early Notables of the Appelegath family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Appelegath family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence
. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. 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..