Appeltray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Appeltray family
The surname Appeltray was first found in Northamptonshire at Appletree, a hamlet, in the parish of Astonle-Walls, union of Banbury, hundred of ChippingWarden, a relatively small village, the population in the late 1800s was only 92.  Appletree-Hall is another small village, but this one is in the parish of Wilton, Hawick district of the county of Roxburgh, Scotland. This latter village had a population of about 75 in the late 1800s. 
Important Dates for the Appeltray family
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Appeltray Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Appeltray include Apeltree, Apoltree, Appletree, Apeltry, Apeltrie, Appeltry, Appoltry and many more.
Early Notables of the Appeltray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Appeltray family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Appeltray were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Richard Appletree who arrived in Virginia in 1652.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.