Eppley Family History & Genealogy

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Eppley Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Sep 13, 2017

History

The Eppley surname was originally Appley. The first royal families of Europe took in peasants to slave in fields of trees to produce vibrant fruits all year round. These peasants were dubbed "Appleys" by the royal family, and as the need of the farmers grew smaller they were eventually realeased.
 
As the Appley families aged, the new generations often did not know their original surname's meaning.   For those Appley family members who did remember and who wanted to forget their families past, took "Eppley" as a substitute for the original "Appley." The Eppley family most likely originated from the United Kingdrom or elsewhere in Europe that were ruled by a monarchy, as Eppley or Appley was the name given to peasants who worked the farm land. The Eppley family most likely originated from the United Kingdrom or elsewhere in Europe that were ruled by a monarchy, as Eppley or Appley was the name given to peasants who worked the farm land.

Name Origin

The surname Eppley originated from the apple farmers of Europe. As the name was probably originally writen, Appley, with an 'a' and not an 'e'.
Once the apple farmers escaped from the royals grasp of farming inprisonment, they gradually shifted the 'a' to an 'e', and hence produced the "Eppley" family we see today.
The original 'Appleys' were forced over to that name probably in England, France, Spain, and/or Germany. This happened not too long after the monarchys were formed, and the kings of the countries imprisoned peasants to farm the foods that were needed by the royals. That is also how the "fisher" surname was created. 

Spellings & Pronunciations

Eppley was initially spelled as Appley.

Nationality & Ethnicity

The name Eppley definantly originated in Europe. Whether Eppley was originally from the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Russia, Germany, Belgium or other countries of Europe we are not sure. Most likely the countries that created their monarchies earlier, beacause of the origination of the royal apple farmers. (read more on the apple farmers in the meaning of the name Eppley below)

Early Eppleys

These are the earliest records we have of the Eppley family.

1855 - Unknown
Jan 19, 1882 - May 18, 1960
1892 - Unknown
c. 1851 - Aug 15, 1930
c. 1875 - Oct 18, 1944
c. 1894 - Jan 16, 1919
c. 1898 - Unknown
c. 1907 - Unknown

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Most Common First Names

Sample of 20 Eppley Biographies

Nov 15, 1905 - Unknown
Jun 3, 1901 - May 1979
Sep 1, 1902 - March 1986
May 26, 1919 - Aug 28, 1988
Feb 16, 1907 - March 1985
Mar 25, 1913 - May 10, 1991
Dec 30, 1924 - Apr 6, 2011
Mar 18, 1925 - Mar 23, 1996
Aug 15, 1909 - January 1972
Nov 26, 1885 - May 1970
Oct 19, 1893 - February 1984
Mar 24, 1916 - December 1981
May 23, 1886 - August 1974
Aug 6, 1925 - Mar 2, 2009
Jan 1, 1896 - June 1975
Aug 14, 1902 - July 1984
Dec 31, 1907 - December 1988
c. 1984 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1914 - Unknown

Eppley Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Eppley family member is 74.2 years old according to our database of 736 people with the last name Eppley that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

74.2 years

Oldest Eppleys

These are the longest-lived members of the Eppley family on AncientFaces.

Nov 26, 1900 - Jul 27, 2004
103 years
May 31, 1896 - Oct 26, 1999
103 years
Oct 16, 1884 - April 1986
101 years
Aug 15, 1892 - Dec 10, 1993
101 years
Aug 15, 1898 - Feb 6, 1998
99 years
Nov 26, 1883 - May 1982
98 years
Nov 8, 1901 - Apr 17, 2000
98 years
Dec 19, 1883 - March 1982
98 years
Aug 23, 1912 - Sep 26, 2010
98 years
Nov 20, 1899 - Feb 17, 1997
97 years

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