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The distinguished surname Apple is derived from the Middle English "appel," meaning "apple." The name may have been originally borne by a grower or seller of apples, or by someone living near an apple tree. Alternatively, the name may have been first bestowed as a nickname on someone with bright red cheeks.

Apple Early Origins



The surname Apple was first found in various counties and shires during the reign of King Edward III, between 1327 and 1377. The first known bearer of the name was Nicholas Appelman, who was listed in the Close Rolls (1204-1227)

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Apple Spelling Variations


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Apple 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 Apple, Appel, Appleman, Appelman and others.

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Apple Early History


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Apple Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Apple research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Apple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Apple Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Apple Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Apple Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Apple name or one of its variants:

Apple Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Apple, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Wilhelm Apple, aged 29, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Peter Apple, who arrived in Maryland in 1749
  • Martin Apple, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • Adam Apple, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Apple Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Valentin Apple, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Nicholas Apple, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • W Apple, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Joseph Apple, who landed in Arkansas in 1872
  • Jake Apple, who landed in Arkansas in 1886
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Apple Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Christ'n Apple, U.E., United Empire Loyalist, who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 41 on board the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Apple (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Apple (post 1700)



  • Raymond "Johnny" Walter Apple Jr., (1934-2006), American associate editor at The New York Times
  • F Iona Apple McAfee Maggart (b. 1977), American Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and pianist
  • Corporal Andrew O. Apple, American soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor April 2nd, 1865
  • Rabbi Raymond Apple (1935-1972), Australian Senior Rabbi of the Great Synagogue of Sydney between 1972 and 2005
  • Billy Apple ONZM (b. 1935), born Barrie Bates, New Zealand Pop Art artist
  • Billy Apple (b. 1935), New Zealand artist

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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  11. ...

The Apple Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Apple 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 18 February 2015 at 12:35.

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