The Appelyeard name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived near an orchard
, or in the settlement of Appleyard
. In either case, the name is ultimately derived from the Old English words æppel,
Early Origins of the Appelyeard family
The surname Appelyeard was first found in the counties of Yorkshire
, 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 Appelyeard family
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Appelyeard Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Appelyeard has undergone many spelling variations
, including Appleyard, Appleyeard, Appelyard, Apelyard and many more.
Early Notables of the Appelyeard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Appelyeard family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Appelyeard were among those contributors: 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.