Mapplebeck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mapplebeck family

The surname Mapplebeck was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

Early History of the Mapplebeck family

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Mapplebeck Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Mapplebeck has been recorded under many different variations, including Maplesden, Maplesdon, Mapleton, Mapleten, Mapleston, Maplesten and many more.

Early Notables of the Mapplebeck family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mapplebeck family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Mapplebeck or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Mapplebeck (post 1700) +

  • Helene Mapplebeck (1928-2011), birth name of Helene Palmer, an English actress best known for her portrayal of Ida Clough, a factory machinist in the long-running soap opera, Coronation Street (1978-1998)
  • Captain G W Mapplebeck (d. 1917), British officer who died from wounds in Belgium 30 July 1917, and was buried in the Military Cemetery of Renninghelst; two stained glass windows dedicated to the fallen soldier are in St Mary Magdalene Church, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Warwickshire
  • Walter Mapplebeck (1914-1992), New Zealand cricketer who played in four first-class matches for Canterbury from 1936 to 1941


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