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The ancient Applebury was a habitation surname, formed from any of various places so named in England and Scotland. Appleby is derived from the old Norse "apall," or "apple" combined with "byr," meaning "farm."

Applebury Early Origins



The surname Applebury was first found in Westmorland at the manor of Appleby from about the year 1250, which later became the county town of Appleby-in Westmorland. This town was frequently sacked and plundered and was a favorite target of raids north of the border. By example: "It retained its importance from the time of the Romans until the year 1176, when William, King of Scotland, surprised the castle, and destroyed the town; from which calamity, however, it had so far recovered in the reign of Henry III., that a court of exchequer was established here." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
There are other parishes named Appebly in Derbyshire, Cumbria and Lincolnshire. Literally, the place name means "farmstead or village where apple-trees grow," from the Old English words "aeppel" + the Viking word "by." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Applebury Early History


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Applebury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Applebury research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1300 and 1617 are included under the topic Early Applebury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Applebury Spelling Variations


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Applebury Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Appleby, Applebie, Appilby, Appilbie, Appeley, Applebee and many more.

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Applebury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Applebury Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Apleby, who came to Virginia in 1623; Thomas Applebury, who came to Long Island in 1651; John Appleby, who settled in Virginia in 1652; William Appleby, who came to Virginia in 1645.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Applebury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Applebury (post 1700)



  • Meredithe L Applebury, Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, Boston

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