Mapple History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mapple family

The surname Mapple was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Father Mapple is a fictional character in Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick (1851); eponym of Mapple Glacier, in the Aristotle Mountains of Antarctica.

Important Dates for the Mapple family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mapple research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 120 and 1200 are included under the topic Early Mapple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mapple Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mabbe, Mabee, Mabey, Mabie, Mabes and others.

Early Notables of the Mapple family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Mapple Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mapple migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Mapple Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Mapple, (b. 1852), aged 22, English settler from Kent travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [1]
  • Mrs. Mary A. Mapple, (b. 1850), aged 24, English settler from Kent travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mapple (post 1700)

  • Deena Mapple (b. 1960), née Brush, a retired American competitive water skier, the only American to earn membership to the United States Waterskiing Team seven consecutive times, wife of Andy Mapple
  • Andrew Henry "Andy" Mapple (1962-2015), British water skier, six-time world water skiing champion, and fourteen-time Masters Slalom Champion

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Citations

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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