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It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Eppulby. It was a name for someone who lived in various places so named in England and Scotland. Appleby is derived from the old Norse apall, or "apple" combined with byr, meaning "farm."

Eppulby Early Origins



The surname Eppulby was first found in Westmorland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Appleby from about the year 1250, which later became the county town of Appleby. This town was frequently sacked and plundered and was a favorite target of raids north of the border.

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Eppulby Early History


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Eppulby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eppulby research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1617, 1407, 1397, 1404, 1488 and 1563 are included under the topic Early Eppulby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eppulby Spelling Variations


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Eppulby Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Eppulby has appeared as Appleby, Applebie, Appilby, Appilbie, Appeley and many more.

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Eppulby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eppulby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eppulby 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



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: William Apleby, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Robert Appleby settled in Nova Scotia in 1774; John Appleby settled in Virginia in 1652; William Appleby settled there in 1645.

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