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The Popperwell surname is a habitational (local) name taken on from any of several place names in West Yorkshire. These place names derive from the Old English words "popel," which is thought to have meant "pebble," and "wella" which meant a "spring," or "stream."

Popperwell Early Origins



The surname Popperwell was first found in Yorkshire at either Upper Poppleton or Nether Poppleton, villages and civil parishes that date back to Saxon times. The first record of the place name was found in c. 972 when it was listed as Popeltune. By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the place was listed as Popletone. At that time, the villages and lands were given by Osbern De Arches to the Abbot of St Mary's in York. The name is derived from popel (pebble) and tun (hamlet, farm), and means "farmstead on pebbly soil." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 14th century when John of Popplewell held estates in that shire 1316.

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Popperwell Early History


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Popperwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Popperwell research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1455, 1487, 1638, 1638 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Popperwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Popperwell Spelling Variations


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Popperwell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Popplewell, Poplewell, Poplewell, Popplewel, Popple, Popplehale, Pophull, Pophull and many more.

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Popperwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Popperwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Popperwell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Timothy Popplewell, a bonded passenger, who arrived in 1738; George Popplewell, who was on record in Nova Scotia in 1749; Mary Popplewell, a bonded passenger, sent to America in 1762.

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