The name Hepplegarth was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Hepplegarth family lived in Dumfries. The Hepplegarth surname comes from the northern Middle English applegarth,
meaning "apple orchard." The name may have been originally used for someone who lived near an orchard, or it may have been a habitational name from a place so named, of which there are examples in Cumbria
and North and East Yorkshire
, and in the county of Dumfries.
Early Origins of the Hepplegarth family
The surname Hepplegarth was first found in Dumfriesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England
that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway
Council Area, where they held a family seat
at Applegarth, near Lockerbie.
Early History of the Hepplegarth family
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Hepplegarth 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. Hepplegarth has appeared as Aplegath, Aplegarth, Applegarth, Applegate and others.
Early Notables of the Hepplegarth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hepplegarth family to the New World and Oceana
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: Clement Applegate who settled in Virginia in 1654; John Applegate settled in San Francisco, California, in 1850; John Appleget arrived in San Francisco in 1852..