Hepplewhite History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Hepplewhite dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the township of Applethwaite, which was in the parish of Windermere in Westmorland (now part of Cumbria). There were also places with this name in Cumberland and in Suffolk, where the first instances of the surname Hepplewhite were found. In Old English, applethwaite meant an apple orchard or an area of land cleared for growing apples.

Early Origins of the Hepplewhite family

The surname Hepplewhite was first found in the county of Suffolk in south eastern England. The Applethwaites were found in Suffolk from very ancient times and sustained the Norman Conquest in 1066, retaining their lands and estates.

Early History of the Hepplewhite family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hepplewhite research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1906, 1629, 1668, 1660 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Hepplewhite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hepplewhite Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hepplewhite have been found, including Applethwaite, Applewhite, Applewaite, Applewait, Apelwhite, Eppelwhite, Epplethwaite and many more.

Early Notables of the Hepplewhite family (pre 1700)

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United States Hepplewhite migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hepplewhite, or a variant listed above:

Hepplewhite Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas S Hepplewhite, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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