The Applyn family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from the given name Appeline.
Appeline was a popular girl's name that survived the Reformation.
Early Origins of the Applyn family
The surname Applyn was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
during the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Applyn family
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Applyn Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Applyn include Applin, Appling, Applyn, Abelyn, Aplyon, Aplin and others.
Early Notables of the Applyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Applyn family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Applyn were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Elizabeth Aplin, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1730; Robert Applin to America in 1764; Elizabeth Appling to Richmond, Virginia, with seven children in 1820.