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The name Appleton has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived near an orchard or a homestead where apples were grown. The Old English word for orchard is ęppeltun, which is a compound word formed from ęppel, which means apple, and tun, which means enclosure. The surname may also be derived from residency near the various settlements called Appleton in Cheshire, Kent, and Yorkshire, among other places.

Appleton Early Origins



The surname Appleton was first found in Lancashire at Widness with Appleton, a township, in the parish and union of Prescot, hundred of West Derby. The estate of Widness with Appleton was once held by the family but was lost under tragic circumstances. "Appleton gave name to an ancient family, the last of whom left two children under the guardianship of one Hawarden, who was reported to have murdered them. The estate afterwards belonged to the Gellibrands, who succeeded the Hawardens." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Some of the first records of the name include John de Appelton who represented York in the parliament in the reign of Edward II and William Appleton who was sheriff of that city in the reign of James II. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 include: Thomas de Appelton in Oxfordshire; and Wydo de Appelton in Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Willelmus de Appilton. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Further north in Scotland, one of the first records there was Robert de Aplinden or Aplintoune in Annandale who forfeited his lands in the reign of Robert Bruce. Later Robert de Aplinton or Appylton had a charter of land in the burgh of Invemys from Robert II in 1378. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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Appleton Spelling Variations


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Appleton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Appleton have been found, including Appleton, Apelton, Apleton, Appletown, Apylton and others.

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Appleton Early History


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Appleton Early History



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Appleton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Appleton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Appleton In Ireland


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Appleton In Ireland



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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Appleton, or a variant listed above:

Appleton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Appleton, who settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Richard Appleton, who settled in that same estate in 1635
  • Samuel Appleton, who landed in Massachusetts in 1635 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Appleton, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1656 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Josiah Appleton, who arrived in New Jersey in 1690 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Appleton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Appleton, who settled in Maryland in 1734
  • Francis Appleton, who settled in Maryland in 1774

Appleton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Appleton, who settled in South Carolina in 1822
  • E Appleton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Appleton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Appleton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Robert Appleton, who settled in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia, in 1774
  • Robert Appleton, aged 24, who landed in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774

Appleton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Appleton, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • William Appleton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bardaster" in 1839 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BARDASTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Bardcaster.htm
  • Henry Appleton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • Margaret Ann Appleton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • Priscilla Appleton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Appleton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Appleton, aged 44, a foreman porter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • Amelia Appleton, aged 40, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • Edwin Appleton, aged 20, a porter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Appleton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Appleton (post 1700)



  • William M. Appleton, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 14th District; Elected 1964
  • William Appleton (1786-1862), American politician, Representative from Massachusetts, 1851-55, 1861; Defeated, 1854, 1856
  • Thomas Appleton (1763-1840), American politician, U.S. Consul in Leghorn, 1798-1840
  • R. Ross Appleton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892
  • Owen Appleton (1909-1937), American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 12th District, 1933
  • John William Messer Appleton (1832-1913), American Republican politician, Adjutant General of West Virginia, 1897-1901
  • John Appleton (1815-1864), American Democrat politician, U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Bolivia, 1848-49; U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1851-53; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1860-61
  • John Appleton (1758-1829), American politician, U.S. Consul in Calais, 1792
  • James Appleton (1785-1862), American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1813-14; Member of Maine State House of Representatives, 1836-37
  • Calvin Appleton, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Liverpool, 1863-77
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BARDASTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Bardcaster.htm
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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