Epilierd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Epilierd name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Epilierd was originally derived from a family having lived 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 Epilierd family
The surname Epilierd 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 Epilierd family
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Epilierd Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Epilierd include Appleyard, Appleyeard, Appelyard, Apelyard and many more.
Early Notables of the Epilierd 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...
Migration of the Epilierd family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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.