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Applegate Name Study in North America

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North America

2017 Apr 1

  • Profiles
    • Applegate-1 was imported 2010 Mar 9 and the latest is Applegate-1669. There are only 1524 profiles so 145 merges may have occurred, with 4 still pending and 2 unmerged.
    • There are 26 profiles that do not fall into the scope of this study. A European study would cover them.
    • There are 149 open brick wall profiles.
    • 4 foreign patriarchs have been identified.
    • There are 270 open profiles that have not connected to the main tree.
    • There are 25 unsourced profiles, and 10 profiles that did not have a source with which to place them.
    • 360 profiles are not open. Of those 31 are active members, family members, guests or administered by Wiki Tree.
  • To do
    • Identify and add migrant & brick wall Applegate & varient profiles.
      • Applegate (working), Appleget, Appelgate.
    • Identify and add non-European profiles to WikiTree.
    • Create temporal horizons by identifying/creating profiles associated with major events.
      • Military: US Revolution (sufficient quantity not found), US Civil (working), WWI, WWII.

Information about the Name: Applegate Name Study Origin

It has been said that all the Applegates in North America originate from one family that migrated from England via the Netherlands in the 1600s. That cannot be true. Since the 1600's there have been Several migrants to North America from England and other places. Some Applegates are not strictly European. I am sure that when brick walls are broken a lot of the former patriarchs will indeed join up to one of the colonial families, but definitely not all. While it will be interesting to see how many family lines we can come up with, I think it much more interesting to see how many lines we can narrow it down to.

Surname Variations

Applegadt, and Applegaite are a couple of my favorite spelling variations. Appleget may represent a separate family line, but for some Appleget and Applegate were for a time interchageable making it difficult to trace thier lineage. DNA is lending some support to the possiblity that some Applegates became Apple or Appel. Doppelgatz, Appleyard, Applewaite, and Applegarth are some of the other surnames that are often lumped together with Applegate. Surname references usually consider Applegate a Northern English variant of Applegarth even when they acknowledge that one means road and the other orchard. Some researchers trace back to the surname Apeliard (Appleyard) in Norfolkshire. In researching back that far you will find records for the elite minority, but records for the humble majority are rare. I am open to the possibility that even in Europe the Applegate surname is not representative of just one family line, given the flexibility surnames once had and that it is based on what could be a common street name. Although the etymology, language or meaning of surnames may be linked to other surnames is it not over-reaching to assume family relatedness. Below I've used WWII Army Enlistments to illistrate the vaiety of possible spelling variations that have survived and rough idea of number of people that have them.
Appel 321 Appelgate 11 Appelget 2 Appell 52 Appels 1
Appl 4 Apple 275 Applegate 471 Applegati 1 Appleget 4
Applegett 1 Applegit 2 Applejte 1 Applei 1 Appley 10
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Andrew J. Applegate (1833-1870), First and last Lieutenant Governor of Alabama (1868-1870)
Douglas Applegate (1928- ), former member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio (1977-1995)
Elmer Ivan Applegate (1867-1949), botanist, wrote 12 botanical names for plant species
Jesse Applegate (1811-1888), pioneer, associated with the Oregon and Applegate Trails
Lindsay Applegate (1808-1892), pioneer, associated with the Applegate Trail
Oliver Cromwell Applegate (1845-1938), Oregan politician and Indian agent
Thomas Applegate (~1604-~1662), reputed founding father for Applegates in North America

in US Geography

Applegate Cove, Aleutians East & West, AK. Applegate Airport, Schuyler, MO. Applegate, Jackson, OR.
Applegate Island, Valdex-Cordova, AK. Applegate Grove, Scott, MO. Applegate Ford, Jackson, OR.
Applegate Rock, Valdez-Cordova, AK. Applegate Ranch, Lincoln, NE. Little Applegate River, Jackson, OR.
Applegate Creek, Yukon-Koyukuk, AK. Applegate Cemetery, Saline, NE. Applegate County Park, Josephine, OR.
Applegate Ford, Carroll, AR. D, E, and Applegate Ranches, Sioux, NE. Applegate Gulch, Josephine, OR.
Applegate, Pulaski, AR. Applegate Lassen Route, Pershing, NV. Applegate River, Josephine, OR.
Applegate Park, Merced, CA. Applegates Creek, Monmouth & Ocean, NJ. Applegate Butte, Klamath, OR.
Applegate, Placer, CA. Applegate Cove, Ocean, NJ. Applegate Peak, Klamath, OR.
Butte Fork Applegate River, Siskiyou, CA. Applegate Mountain, Grant, NM. Applegate Spring, Klamath, OR.
Middle Fork Applegate River, Siskiyou, CA. Applegate Corner, Tompkins, NY. Camp Ester Applegate, Klamath, OR.
Applegate, Lawrence, IL. Applegate, Forsyth, NC. Little Applegate Butte, Klamath, OR.
Applegate Landing Strip (historical), Livingston, IL. Applegate Bend, Delaware, OH. Applegate Canyon, Wallowa, OR.
Applegate, Frederick, MD. Applegate Cemetery, Fairfield, OH. Township of Applegate, Lyman, SD.
Applegate Island, Presque Isle, MI. Applegate Hill, Tulsa, OK. Applegate (historical), Jasper, TX.
Applegate, Sanilac, MI. Applegate Creek, Douglas, OR. Applegate Cliffs (now White Hill), Iron, UT.
Applegate Station, Sanilac, MI. Applegate Family Cemetery, Douglas, OR. Applegate - Bader Farm, Green, WI.
Village of Applegate, Sanilac, MI. East Fork Applegate Creek, Douglas, OR. Applegate Draw, Johnson, WY.
West Fork Applegate Creek, Douglas, OR.

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Lydia Mae Applegate Warman is my grandmother
posted by William Warman I

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