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Applen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Applen came from the given name Appeline. Appeline was a popular girl's name that survived the Reformation.

Early Origins of the Applen family


The surname Applen was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat during the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Applen family


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Applen Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Applen family name include Applin, Appling, Applyn, Abelyn, Aplyon, Aplin and others.

Early Notables of the Applen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Applen family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Applen surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Elizabeth Aplin, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1730; Robert Applin to America in 1764; Elizabeth Appling to Richmond, Virginia, with seven children in 1820.

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