Mapple History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Much farther to the south in Cornwall, England we found this interesting entry as to the parish of Mabe in Cornwall:
"This parish, which is neither large nor populous, is in the deanery and east division of the hundred of Kirrier. It is situated about two miles and a half nearly north-west from Penryn, and contains but little to recommend it to particular notice. On the origin of its name many doubts have been entertained. As a distinct parish its antiquity cannot be compared to that of many other parishes; since it was formerly appropriated to the rich college of Glaseney, at Penryn, and in conjunction with Milor, it forms at present only a consolidated vicarage. In some old records this parish bears the name of Lavabe or Lavapper, and at other times Lan-Mabe, which implies the church of Mabe.' 
Father Mapple is a fictional character in Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick (1851); eponym of Mapple Glacier, in the Aristotle Mountains of Antarctica.
Early History of the Mapple family
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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)
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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 
- 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 
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
Related Stories +
- ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html