. There is also an
in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
for many centuries, a family of great antiquity.
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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Epperly has been recorded under many different variations, including Appaleigh, Apperley, Apperly, Applegh, Appeley, Appley, Apply, Epperley, Epperleigh, Eppley and many more.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Epperly or a variant listed above: 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.