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
, and Northumberland
. There is also an Apperley Bridge
in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Epperley family
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.
Early History of the Epperley family
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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.
Early Notables of the Epperley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Epperley family to the New World and Oceana
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.