The generations and branches of the Appling family share a name that has its roots in the ancient
culture of Britain. The name Appling comes from the given name
Appeline was a popular girl's name that survived the Reformation.
during the Middle Ages.
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.
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.
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 emigrated to the United States, in 1920