Appleby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Appleby was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived 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 Appleby family

The surname Appleby 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 Appleby family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Appleby research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1617, 1407, 1397, 1404, 1488 and 1563 are included under the topic Early Appleby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Appleby Spelling Variations

Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Appleby has been spelled Appleby, Applebie, Appilby, Appilbie, Appeley and many more.

Early Notables of the Appleby family (pre 1700)

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Appleby migration to the United States

Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Appleby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Appleby, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • William Appleby, who settled in Virginia in 1645
  • Thomas Appleby, who arrived in Long Island in 1651 [1]
  • John Appleby, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • William Appleby, who arrived in Maryland in 1657 [1]
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Appleby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Appleby, who settled in Antigua in 1729
  • John Appleby, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1776 [1]
Appleby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Appleby, who landed in Rhode Island in 1813 [1]
  • James L Appleby, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • J. L Appleby, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • L G Appleby, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • Robert Appleby, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]

Appleby migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Appleby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • George Appleby, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Robert Appleby, aged 21, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Sgt. Benjamin Appleby, Jr., U.E., "Appelbie, Appelbe", United Empire Loyalist, christened on January 27, 1754 in Schraalenburgh, Bergen County, New Jersey, was located in Schraalenburgh, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA before the conflict started, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 One of the original grantees of Parr Town, now a portion of the City of Saint John, New Brunswick, settled Wickham Parish, Queen's County, NB. Enlistment on Muster Janurary 08, 1778 part of the New Jersey Volunteers, 3rd and 4th Battalions, in the Southern Expenditions, died February 17, 1826, buried in Wickham Parish, Queen's County, New Brunswick, son of loyalist James Appleby, Sr. [2]
  • Sgt. Elnathan Appleby, U.E., United Empire Loyalist, who settled on lands assigned to him in the "Regimental Block" on the St Johns River, New Brunswick) c. 1783 believed to be the Nephew of loyalist James Applby, Sr., enlisted in 1776 part of the Queen's Rangers Regiment under command of Major Rogers, married to Hannah James in February, 1771, they had 8 children [2]
  • Mr. Henry Appleby, Jr., U.E.aka "Hendrick", "Appelbie", "Appelbe", United Empire Loyalist, (b. 1766) born in Schraalenburgh, Bergen County, New Jersey, was located in Schraalenburgh, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA before the conflict started, who settled in Washademoak Lake, Wickham, New Brunswick c. 1783 son of loyalist James Appleby, Sr. [2]
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Appleby Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Private John Appleby, U.E., "Appelbie, Appelbe", United Empire Loyalist, christened February 07, 1762, in Schraalenburg, Bergen County, New Jersey, was located in Schraalenburgh, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA before the conflict started, who settled briefly at Grand Lake, then Saint John, New Brunswick, then purchased 100 acres in 1809 in Chocolate Cove, Deer Island, New Brunswick where he died on December 19, 1825. c. 1783 son of lyalist James Appleby, Sr., enlisted on Muster Janruary 08, 1778, part of Delancy's Cowboys's then New Jersey Volunteers, married Sarah Ann Warren they had 6 children [2]

Appleby migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Appleby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Appleby, who arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [3]
  • William Frederick Appleby, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks" [4]
  • Thomas Appleby (aged 25), a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • Frank R. Appleby, aged 6, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"

Appleby migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Appleby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Emma Appleby, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sandford" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th July 1856 [5]
  • Miss Ann Appleby, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sandford" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th July 1856 [5]
  • Mr. John Appleby, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sandford" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th July 1856 [5]
  • Ellen Appleby, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir George Grey" in 1864
  • Miss Ann Appleby, (b. 1862), aged 21, British settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Nelson" arriving in Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 20th October 1883 [6]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Appleby (post 1700)

  • Shiri Freda Appleby (b. 1978), American actress
  • Austin Michael Appleby (b. 1993), American football quarterback
  • John Francis Appleby (1840-1917), American inventor who created a mechanical sheaf-binder
  • Anne Appleby (b. 1954), American landscape painter
  • Paul Henson Appleby (1891-1963), American Professor of public administration at Syracuse University
  • Mrs. Kathleen Mary Appleby M.B.E.,, British Managing Director for The Concrete Society, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to the Construction Industry [7]
  • Stephen Villiers Appleby (1912-1984), English pilot, a leading proponent of the Mignet Pou-du-Ciel "Flying Flea" aircraft
  • Louis Appleby CBE, British Professor of Psychiatry
  • Melanie Susan "Mel" Appleby (1966-1990), English singer and songwriter, one half of the duo Mel and Kim until she died pneumonia at the age of 23
  • Kim Lorraine Appleby (b. 1961), English singer, songwriter, and actress who sang with her sister Melanie in the duo Mel and Kim
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
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