- Recorded in many forms including Applewhaite, Applethwaite, Applewhite, and the dialctals Ablewhite and Abblewhite, this is an English surname. It is locational from either of the places called Applethwaite in the counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland. There is also an unproven suggestion that the name may originate from a now 'lost' medieval village in the county of Suffolk, because of the preponderance of the name recordings in that county. The name means the place where apples are grown from the Olde English pre 7th century 'appel-peit'. The similar villages and surnames of Apperley, Appleby, Applegarth, Appleton, and Appleyard, are evidence of the important roll of the humble apple in the life and very survival of people in ancient times. Locational surnames were usually 'from' names. That is to say names given to people after they left their original home, to move somewhere else. In so doing they took or where given as easy identification, the name of their former village. Spelling over the centuries being at best indifferent, and local dialects very thick, soon lead to the development of 'sounds 'like' spellings. In this case early examples of the recordings from the county of Suffolk include Stephen Appletheit in the Subsidy Tax rolls of 1327, George Appelwhite in the Hearth Tax Rolls of 1524, and Henry Ablewhite, in the Hearth Tax register of 1797.
Surnames reference. 2013.
Look at other dictionaries:
Edward Turney Applewhaite — Infobox CanadianMP cabinet = term start =1949 term end =1953 predecessor =Harry Grenfell Archibald successor =Edward Turney Applewhaite birth date =November 23, 1898 birth place =Nelson, British Columbia, Canada death date =September 12, 1964… … Wikipedia
Skeena (electoral district) — Skeena was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1917 to 2004. GeographyThis was a rural riding in northwestern B.C. It consisted of the northwest corner of the… … Wikipedia
Albert Shanker — Infobox Person name = Albert Shanker image size = 140x209px caption = Albert Shanker birth date = birth date|1928|9|14|mf=y birth place = New York City, United States death date = death date and age|1997|2|22|1928|9|14|mf=y death place = New York … Wikipedia
Nelson, British Columbia — This page is about the city of Nelson, British Columbia. For the provincial electoral districts Nelson (electoral district), Nelson City (provincial electoral district), Nelson Creston and other ridings in the West Kootenay area, please see… … Wikipedia
Frank Howard (politician) — Frank Howard (born April 26, 1925) is a Canadian trade unionist and politician. Born in Kimberley, British Columbia, Howard had a troubled childhood. His mother was a prostitute and his father was possibly her pimp. Howard was placed with foster… … Wikipedia
List of Members of the Canadian House of Commons - A — Ab * Anthony Abbott b. 1930 first elected in 1974 as Liberal member for Mississauga, Ontario. * Douglas Abbott b. 1899 first elected in 1940 as Liberal member for St. Antoine Westmount, Quebec. * Jim Abbott b. 1942 first elected in 1993 as Reform … Wikipedia
Port of Bridgetown — Gatehouse for the Deep Water Harbour from the Princess Alice Highway. (c.a. November 2000) Location Country … Wikipedia
Thomas Jones (mathematician) — Infobox Scientist name = Thomas Jones box width = 300px |300px image width = 300px caption = Portrait of Thomas Jones (1756 1807) by D. Gardner. birth date = birth date|1756|6|23|mf=y birth place = Berriew, Montgomeryshire, Wales death date =… … Wikipedia
1960 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles — Neale Fraser defeated Rod Laver 6 4 3 6 9 7 7 5 in the final to win the Gentlemen s Singles title at the 1960 Wimbledon Championships. See also:: 1960 Wimbledon Championships Ladies Singles eedsThe seeded players are listed below. Neale Fraser is … Wikipedia
1964 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles — Roy Emerson defeated Fred Stolle 6 4 12 10 4 6 6 3 in the final to win the Gentlemen s Singles title at the 1964 Wimbledon Championships. See also:: 1964 Wimbledon Championships Ladies Singles eedsThe seeded players are listed below. Roy Emerson… … Wikipedia