Early Origins of the Apsland family
The surname Apsland 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 Apsland family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Apsland 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 Apsland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Apsland Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Apsland are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Apsland include: Apsley, Apsly, Apslie, Apsleigh, Apslye, Apslee, Apslea, Apselie, Apsely, Apsellie and many more.
Early Notables of the Apsland 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 Apsland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Apsland family to Ireland
Some of the Apsland 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 Apsland family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Apsland or a variant listed above: 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.