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The Popplewell 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."

Popplewell Early Origins



The surname Popplewell 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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Popplewell Spelling Variations


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Popplewell Spelling Variations



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

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Popplewell Early History


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Popplewell Early History



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

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Popplewell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Popplewell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Popplewell 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 were:

Popplewell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Timothy Popplewell, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1738
  • Richard Popplewell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Mary Popplewell, a bonded passenger, sent to America in 1762
  • John Popplewell, a bonded passenger, sent to America in 1774

Popplewell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James and Elizabeth Popplewell, who came to New York, NY in 1842, aboard the schooner "Lady Mary"

Popplewell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Popplewell, who was on record in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • George Popplewell, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Popplewell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Popplewell (post 1700)



  • Richard Popplewell LVO (b. 1935), English organist and composer
  • Nigel Francis Mark Popplewell (b. 1957), former English first-class cricketer
  • Freddie Popplewell, English film actor, known for his role as Michael Darling in the film Peter Pan (2003)
  • Laura Francesca "Lulu" Popplewell (b. 1991), English actress and singer-songwriter, sister to Anna Popplewell
  • Jack Popplewell (1911-1996), English writer and playwright
  • Paul Popplewell (b. 1977), English film and television actor
  • Nick Popplewell (b. 1964), Irish former rugby union player who won 48 caps for Ireland
  • Martin Popplewell, British journalist and newsreader for Sky News
  • Fred Popplewell, Australian golfer and winner of the Australian Open
  • The Honourable Sir Oliver Popplewell (b. 1927), British judge; he chaired the inquiry into the Bradford City stadium fire
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Popplewell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Popplewell 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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