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Appells is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes from the given name Hevel, which means evanescence. It is also possibly derived from an Old German word which means noble one. The surname Appells was also a baptismal name meaning the son of Abel, and became a popular 13th century name meaning son.

Early Origins of the Appells family


The surname Appells was first found in the counties of Kent, Derbyshire and Essex. "Abell was also an Essex family, although branches spread into the counties of Kent and Derby." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

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Early History of the Appells family

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Early History of the Appells family


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Appells Spelling Variations

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Appells Spelling Variations


Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Abell, Abel, Able, Habel, Abeel, Abelson, Abelle, Abele, Ablson, Ebelson, Abill, Abilson, Aball, Abeal, Eblson and many more.

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Early Notables of the Appells family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Appells family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Abel, the celebrated Scottish singer during the reign of King Charles II; John Abel (1578-1675), an English carpenter and mason, "King's Carpenter", born in Sarnesfield, Herefordshire; William Abell (ca. 1584-1655), an English vintner who became Master of the...
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Migration of the Appells family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Appells family to the New World and Oceana


Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Appells name or one of its variants: Robert Abel who came in the fleet with Winthrop in 1630 and landed at Weymouth. Robert his son joined the expedition of Sir William Phipps to Quebec in 1690..

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The Appells Motto

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The Appells Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vive le Roi
Motto Translation: Long life to the King.


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  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

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