Appling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The generations and branches of the Appling family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Appling comes from the given name Appeline. Appeline was a popular girl's name. "This was the usual English form of Appolonia, a martyr at Alexandria, who, among other tortures, had all her teeth beaten out It was a popular girl's name, and survived the Reformation. " [1]

Early Origins of the Appling family

The surname Appling was first found in Kent, where the first on record was Thomas Abelyn who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [1]

"The Aplins, who are now well established in the Chard district, [Somerset] were represented in Glastonbury and other parts of the county 200 years ago. " [2]

Early History of the Appling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Appling research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1295, 1547, 1623, 1734, 1802, 1753 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Appling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Appling Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Appling include Applin, Appling, Applyn, Abelyn, Aplyon, Aplin and others.

Early Notables of the Appling family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Appling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Appling Ranking

In the United States, the name Appling is the 7,233rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [3]

United States Appling migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Appling or a variant listed above:

Appling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Appling to Richmond, Virginia, with seven children in 1820
Appling Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Wm. Appling, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Edward Appling, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name Appling (post 1700) +

  • Ariosto Appling Wiley (1848-1908), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Alabama State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1901-08 [4]

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
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  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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