Early Origins of the Appyss family
Angus, in the parish of Abbey and Brechin. The first record was of Donald Abbe of Brechin in 1178, who witnessed a charter with Turpin, Bishop of Brechin, and later he gifted the lands of Balegillegrand to the Abbey of Arbroath, which grant was confirmed by King William the Lion.
Early History of the Appyss family
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Appyss Spelling Variations
spelling variations. In various documents Appyss has been spelled Abbey, Aba, Abbe, Abbie, Abey, Abbeys, Aby and others.
Early Notables of the Appyss family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Appyss family to Ireland
Some of the Appyss family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Appyss family to the New World and Oceana
These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Appyss were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Sarah Abbey who settled in Barbados in 1679; William Abbeys settled in Virginia in 1638; Thomas Abbeys settled in Virginia in 1637; Thomas Abbe settled in Virginia in 1673.
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