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The saga of the Apperson family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts. They lived in Fife from a place named Abercrombie (earlier Abarcrumbach), which is of Pictish origin, meaning "a place on the bendy river."

Apperson Early Origins



The surname Apperson was first found in the county of Fifeshire (Gaelic: Fobh), in southeastern Scotland; an ancient Pictish kingdom, known as Fib, and still commonly known as the Kingdom of Fife. Arguably, the first mention of the Clan was in the Ulster Chronicle as one of the clans that King Malcolm Ceanmore took north to quell the claims of MacBeth for the throne of Scotland in 1057. Today, Abercrombie, or St. Monan's, is a parish, in the district of St. Andrew's.

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Apperson Spelling Variations


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Apperson Spelling Variations



Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Apperson has been written Abercrumby, Abircrumby, Abbircummy, Abbircromby, Abircombie, Abircromy, Abircrommbie, Abircromby, Abircrumme, Abircrumbye, Abercrombie, Abercromby, Abyrcrumby, Abyrcrumbie, Abbercrumbie, Abbercrommie, Ebercrombie and many more.

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Apperson Early History


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Apperson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Apperson research. Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1734, 1801, 1456, 1895, 1603, 1684, 1702, 1734, 1801, 1706, 1781, 1732 and 1775 are included under the topic Early Apperson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Apperson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Apperson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog, 1st Baronet (c.1603-1684), a Scottish politician; David Abercromby (died c. 1702) Scottish physician and writer; Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Abercromby (1734-1801), British lieutenant-general noted...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Apperson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Apperson:

Apperson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Miss Apperson, aged 29, who settled in America from London, in 1892
  • Amy D. Apperson, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Apperson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. Apperson, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Richard D. Apperson, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Louisa Apperson, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Harriet E. Apperson, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Harriett E. Apperson, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Apperson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Apperson (post 1700)



  • John Samuel "Appie" Apperson Jr (1878-1963), General Electric engineer, best known for his role in the protection of the Adirondack Forest Preserve
  • Harvey Black Apperson (1890-1948), American lawyer and politician, 25th Attorney General of Virginia (1947-1948)
  • Edgar Apperson (1870-1959), who with his brother Elmer founded Apperson automobiles (1902 to 1926)
  • George Latimer Apperson (1857-1937), British school inspector and man of letters, editor of The Antiquary (1899-1915) and a major contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary

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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: Tace
Motto Translation: Keep Silence.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Apperson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Apperson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 May 2016 at 07:54.

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