In ancient Scotland
, Epulby was a Strathclyde-Briton name for someone who lived in various places so named in England
. Appleby is derived from the old Norse apall,
or "apple" combined with byr,
Early Origins of the Epulby family
The surname Epulby 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.
Early History of the Epulby family
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Epulby Spelling Variations
In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. Epulby has been spelled Appleby, Applebie, Appilby, Appilbie, Appeley and many more.
Early Notables of the Epulby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Epulby family to the New World and Oceana
Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence
caused those who remained loyal to England
to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan
societies. 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.