Apulyerd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient history of the Apulyerd name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided near an orchard, or in the settlement of Appleyard in Yorkshire. In either case, the name is ultimately derived from the Old English words æppel, meaning apple, and geard, meaning enclosure.
Early Origins of the Apulyerd family
The surname Apulyerd was first found in the counties of Yorkshire and Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times. They retained their estates after the Norman invasion in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Apulyerd family
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Apulyerd Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Apulyerd include Appleyard, Appleyeard, Appelyard, Apelyard and many more.
Early Notables of the Apulyerd family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Anne Appleyard, wife of Robert Bedingfield, Solicitor General to Queen Elizabeth I; and Sir Mathew Appleyard (1606-1669), an English Royalist military commander. He was "the son of Thomas Appleyard, the descendant of...
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Migration of the Apulyerd family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Apulyerd or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Appleyard who settled in Rappahannock, Virginia in 1729; Thomas Appleyard settled in Virginia in 1663; David Appleyard settled in New York state in 1820.