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."
Early Origins of the Popplewell family
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." 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 in 1316. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Popplewell family
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Popplewell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Popplewell, Poplewell, Poplewell, Popplewel, Popple, Popplehale, Pophull, Pophull and many more.
Early Notables of the Popplewell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Popplewell family to Ireland
Some of the Popplewell family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Popplewell family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- 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 settled in 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
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
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