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The family name Apthorp is thought to be originally taken from the place named Apethorpe, in Northamptonshire.

Apthorp Early Origins



The surname Apthorp was first found in Northumberland, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in England when Thomas Abetrop held estates in 1180 in that county.

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Apthorp Spelling Variations


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Apthorp Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Apthorp, Apthorpe, Appthorpe, Appthorp, Habthorp, Habthorp, Habbthorp, Apethorp, Apethorpe, Habethorp, Apthrop, Apthropp and many more.

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Apthorp Early History


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Apthorp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Apthorp research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1197 and 1202 are included under the topic Early Apthorp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Apthorp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Apthorp Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Apthorp 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Apthorp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • East Apthorp, who settled in Boston in 1713
  • East Apthorp, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1713
  • John Apthorp, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1713
  • James Apthorp, who arrived at Boston in 1767
  • Charles Apthorp, who arrived in Boston in 1784

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Contemporary Notables of the name Apthorp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Apthorp (post 1700)



  • William Foster Apthorp (1848-1913), American music professor and critic
  • Charles Apthorp (1698-1758), English-born, American merchant and slave trader, the richest man in Boston at that time
  • John Apthorp, British businessman specializing in frozen food and alcoholic beverages, founder of Wizzard Wines (now Majestic Wines) a chain of off-licences

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Apthorp Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
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    The Apthorp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Apthorp Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 August 2013 at 08:51.

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