The name Epelyert first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived near an orchard
, or in the settlement of Appleyard
. In either case, the name is ultimately derived from the Old English words æppel,
Early Origins of the Epelyert family
The surname Epelyert was first found in the counties of Yorkshire
, 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 Epelyert family
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Epelyert Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Epelyert has appeared include Appleyard, Appleyeard, Appelyard, Apelyard and many more.
Early Notables of the Epelyert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Epelyert family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Epelyert arrived in North America very early: 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.