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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Northern English and Scottish : topographic name from northern Middle English applegarth ‘apple orchard’ (Old Norse apaldr ‘apple tree’ + gar{dh}r ‘enclosure’), or a habitational name from a place so named, of which there are examples in Cumbria and North and East Yorkshire, as well as in the county of Dumfries.

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