Appleton Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Appleton Name Meaning: Simply means 'apple town'.Also habitational for many of the places named Appleton. Old english aeppeltun 'orchard'.

The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin.People who lived or worked within the apple town/orchard would inherit the name.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Appleton Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Appleton family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 121
Female Servant 119
Independent 83
Labourer 59
Male Servant 47
Farmer 44
Ag Labourer 30
Tailor 22
Weaver 19
Coal Miner 16
Shoe Maker 14
Butcher 13
Clerk 12
Baker 12
Sawyer 11
Pupil 10
Gardener 9
Cotton Weaver 9
Engineer 9
File Cutter 9
Silk Weaver 8
Dress Maker 7
Cotton Spinner 7
Surgeon 7
Ag Lab 7

Appleton Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Appleton 100% 35,840
2 Appelton 75% 320
3 Apleton 88% 164

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