The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Epperly come from when the family resided 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 Epperly family
The surname Epperly 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 Epperly family
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Epperly Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Epperly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Epperly family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Epperly (post 1700)
- Quincy David "Quin" Epperly (1913-2001), American racing car constructor, perhaps best known for building the first Spirit of America land speed racer
- Bruce Gordon Epperly (b. 1952), American theologian, minister, and author
- Albert "Tub" Paul Epperly (1918-2003), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1938 to 1950
- Victor P. Epperly, American politician, Mayor of Kennewick, Washington, 1986-87