The origins of the Appleyerd name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived near an orchard
, or in the settlement of Appleyard
. In either case, the name is ultimately derived from the Old English words æppel,
Early Origins of the Appleyerd family
The surname Appleyerd was first found in the counties of Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times. They retained their estates after the Norman invasion
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Appleyerd family
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Appleyerd Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Appleyerd were recorded, including Appleyard, Appleyeard, Appelyard, Apelyard and many more.
Early Notables of the Appleyerd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Appleyerd family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Appleyerd family emigrate to North America: Elizabeth Appleyard who settled in Rappahannock, Virginia in 1729; Thomas Appleyard settled in Virginia in 1663; David Appleyard settled in New York state in 1820.