Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from any of the many places in all parts
of England, for example in Cheshire, Oxfordshire, and North Yorkshire,
named in Old English as æppeltūn ‘orchard’ (literally
- This surname was brought to North America in 1635 by Samuel
Appleton, who migrated from Ipswich, England, to Ipswich, MA.
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