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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Applewhite come from when the family resided 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 Applewhite were found. In Old English, applethwaite meant an apple orchard or an area of land cleared for growing apples.

Applewhite Early Origins



The surname Applewhite 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.

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Applewhite Spelling Variations


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Applewhite Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Applewhite has been recorded under many different variations, including Applethwaite, Applewhite, Applewaite, Applewait, Apelwhite, Eppelwhite, Epplethwaite and many more.

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Applewhite Early History


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Applewhite Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Applewhite research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1906, 1629, 1668, 1660 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Applewhite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Applewhite Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Applewhite Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Applewhite Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Applewhite or a variant listed above:

Applewhite Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Applewhite who arrived in Maryland in 1676
  • Thomas Applewhite, who arrived in Maryland in 1676
  • Mrs. Applewhite who is recorded as arriving in Barbados in 1679 later moved to the mainland

Applewhite Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Applewhite, who landed in Virginia in 1713

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Contemporary Notables of the name Applewhite (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Applewhite (post 1700)



  • Ashton Applewhite, American writer based in Brooklyn, New York
  • James Applewhite (b. 1935), American poet, and Professor Emeritus in creative writing at Duke University
  • Major Lee Applewhite (b. 1978), American football coach and former player
  • Antwan Applewhite (b. 1985), American NFL football player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Applewhite Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Applewhite Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 April 2016 at 12:24.

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