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The Poppleton 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."
The surname Poppleton 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." 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Popplewell, Poplewell, Poplewell, Popplewel, Popple, Popplehale, Pophull, Pophull and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poppleton research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1455, 1487, 1638, 1638 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Poppleton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Poppleton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Poppleton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Poppleton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Poppleton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poppleton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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