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The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Appulby. The Appulby family lived in various places so named in England and Scotland. Appleby is derived from the old Norse apall, or "apple" combined with byr, meaning "farm."

Appulby Early Origins



The surname Appulby was first found in Westmorland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Appleby from about the year 1250, which later became the county town of Appleby. This town was frequently sacked and plundered and was a favorite target of raids north of the border.

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Appulby Spelling Variations


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Appulby Spelling Variations



The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Appulby has appeared as Appleby, Applebie, Appilby, Appilbie, Appeley and many more.

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Appulby Early History


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Appulby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Appulby research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1617, 1407, 1397, 1404, 1488 and 1563 are included under the topic Early Appulby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Appulby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Appulby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Appulby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: William Apleby, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Robert Appleby settled in Nova Scotia in 1774; John Appleby settled in Virginia in 1652; William Appleby settled there in 1645.

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