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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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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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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