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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Epperley is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in one of the places called Apperley in Somerset, Gloucestershire, and Northumberland. There is also an Apperley Bridge in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Epperley Early Origins



The surname Epperley was first found in the midlands English county of Staffordshire, where they held a family seat for many centuries, a family of great antiquity.

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Epperley Spelling Variations


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Epperley Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Epperley has been spelled many different ways, including Appaleigh, Apperley, Apperly, Applegh, Appeley, Appley, Apply, Epperley, Epperleigh, Eppley and many more.

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Epperley Early History


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Epperley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Epperley research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1952 is included under the topic Early Epperley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Epperley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Epperley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Epperley 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Epperleys to arrive in North America: Elizabeth Apperly who landed in New England in 1654 and died in 1663. John Apperley arrived in Barbados in 1654 and later moved to the mainland.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Epperley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Epperley 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 22 April 2014 at 14:25.

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