Applewaite History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Applewaite name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the township of Applethwaite, which was in the parish of Windermere in Westmorland (now part of Cumbria). There were also places with this name in Cumberland and in Suffolk, where the first instances of the surname Applewaite were found. In Old English, applethwaite meant an apple orchard or an area of land cleared for growing apples.

Early Origins of the Applewaite family

The surname Applewaite was first found in the county of Suffolk in south eastern England. The Applethwaites were found in Suffolk from very ancient times and sustained the Norman Conquest in 1066, retaining their lands and estates.

Early History of the Applewaite family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Applewaite research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1906, 1629, 1668, 1660 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Applewaite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Applewaite Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Applewaite has undergone many spelling variations, including Applethwaite, Applewhite, Applewaite, Applewait, Apelwhite, Eppelwhite, Epplethwaite and many more.

Early Notables of the Applewaite family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Applewaite family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Applewaite were among those contributors: Henry Apllewhate who arrived in Virginia in 1713; Thomas Applewhite who arrived in Maryland in 1676; Henry Applewhaite who arrived in Virginia in 1670.


Contemporary Notables of the name Applewaite (post 1700) +

  • Charles Applewaite, American actor, known for The Hummingbird Tree (1992)
  • Curtis Applewaite, American actor, known for Brum (1991)
  • Col. Charles Applewaite, British commander of the 2nd Battalion, East Norfolk Militia in 1881


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