Applebee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the name Applebee are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Applebee was originally found in various places so named in England and Scotland. Appleby is derived from the old Norse apall, or "apple" combined with byr, meaning "farm."
Early Origins of the Applebee family
The surname Applebee was first found in Westmorland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Appleby from about the year 1250, which later became the county town of Appleby. This town was frequently sacked and plundered and was a favorite target of raids north of the border.
Important Dates for the Applebee family
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Applebee Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Applebee has appeared as Appleby, Applebie, Appilby, Appilbie, Appeley and many more.
Early Notables of the Applebee family (pre 1700)
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Applebee migration to the United States
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them:
Applebee Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- George Applebee, who landed in Georgia in 1752 
Applebee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Applebee, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 
Contemporary Notables of the name Applebee (post 1700)
- David Applebee, American director and cinematographer, best known for Sirk! (2011) and Hiding Game (2012)
- Constance Mary Katherine "M.K." Applebee (1873-1981), English-born, American sports coach, nicknamed, "The Apple", best known for introducing field hockey to the United States in 1901
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)