Early Origins of the Apseley family
The surname Apseley was first found in Sussex
where it is generally understood that the first record on the name was Simon de Apsele who was listed there in 1297. The Subsidy Rolls
list Stephen de Apsele in 1327. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Another source noted the family held a manor at Thakeham as early as 1347. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. This latter entry is presumably referring to Apsley Farm at Thakeham. It should also be noted that Aspley is a township, in the parish of Eccleshall, union of Stone in Staffordshire and a hamlet in the parish of Wootton-Wawen, union of Stratford in Warwickshire and Aspley-Guise (Aspely End) is a parish in the union of Woburn, hundred of Manshead in Bedfordshire.
The Bedfordshire parish dates back to 1330 when it was first listed as simply Aspele in 1230 and literally meant "aspen-tree wood," from the Old English "aespe" + "leah." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Aspey, Herefordshire is a 19th century mill village. Apsley House, also known as Number One, London, is the London townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington.
Early History of the Apseley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Apseley research.Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1510, 1600, 1076, 1562, 1084, 1135, 1406, 1562, 1455, 1487, 1603, 1605, 1646, 1675, 1567, 1630, 1616, 1683, 1640, 1623, 1632, 1578, 1599, 1653 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Apseley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Apseley 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 Apseley include Apsley, Apsly, Apslie, Apsleigh, Apslye, Apslee, Apslea, Apselie, Apsely, Apsellie and many more.
Early Notables of the Apseley family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Apsley of the City of London; his son, Sir Allen Apsley (1567-1630), English merchant, courtier and landowner, Lord of the Manor of Feltwell, one of the founders of the New England
Company; and his son, Sir Allen Apsley (1616-1683) Royalist soldier in the... Another 97 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Apseley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Apseley family to Ireland
Some of the Apseley family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 110 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Apseley 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 Apseley were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Abagail Apsley, aged 60, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Hudson, Mass., in 1923; Abagail F. Apsley, aged 60, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Hudson, Mass., in 1923.