Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

English: patronymic from Abel, which was a popular Middle English personal name. Compare Aplin. “Appling.” Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2006. Answers.com 02 Aug. 2009. http://www.answers.com/topic/appling-1 While the Applings are one of my more minor surnames (married into my major Stanley line), one Appling has been pretty interesting to me: Dr Francis …

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