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Oppleby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Oppleby was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Oppleby to use this name no doubt lived in various places so named in England and Scotland. Appleby is derived from the old Norse apall, or "apple" combined with byr, meaning "farm."

Early Origins of the Oppleby family


The surname Oppleby was first found in Westmorland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Appleby from about the year 1250, which later became the county town of Appleby. This town was frequently sacked and plundered and was a favorite target of raids north of the border.

Early History of the Oppleby family


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Oppleby Spelling Variations


Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Oppleby has been spelled Appleby, Applebie, Appilby, Appilbie, Appeley and many more.

Early Notables of the Oppleby family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Oppleby family to the New World and Oceana


The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them: William Apleby, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Robert Appleby settled in Nova Scotia in 1774; John Appleby settled in Virginia in 1652; William Appleby settled there in 1645.

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