Appleby is a surname with a history dating back to the middle ages in the UK. Appleby is a British occupational name of old French origins. The earliest presence of the name was found in 1377 in the county of Surrey in the UK. During the period of the British Empire the name spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
Appleby is the 289th most common last name in Great Britain. The recently published nineteen eleven census carried out by H.M. Treasury for the UK and Ireland shows the highest number of Appleby's in the county of Oxfordshire. It is written that a late 19th century Appleby could out drink a Donkey. Never too far from controversy two brothers Tim Appleby and James Appleby were sent to jail in 1911 for stealing a bracelet. 102
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