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The name Applewhyte is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family 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 Applewhyte were found. In Old English, applethwaite meant an apple orchard or an area of land cleared for growing apples.

Applewhyte Early Origins



The surname Applewhyte 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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Applewhyte Spelling Variations


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Applewhyte Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Applewhyte are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Applewhyte include: Applethwaite, Applewhite, Applewaite, Applewait, Apelwhite, Eppelwhite, Epplethwaite and many more.

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Applewhyte Early History


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Applewhyte Early History



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

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Applewhyte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Applewhyte Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Applewhyte or a variant listed above: Henry Apllewhate who arrived in Virginia in 1713; Thomas Applewhite who arrived in Maryland in 1676; Henry Applewhaite who arrived in Virginia in 1670.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Applewhyte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Applewhyte 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 25 October 2012 at 16:47.

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