When Betty Appleton was born about 1785, in Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Appleton, was 24 and her mother, Mary Mills, was 23. She lived in Little Leigh, Cheshire, England in 1785 and Great Budworth, Cheshire, England in 1785.
English: habitational name from any of the many places in all parts of England named Appleton, from Old English æppeltūn ‘orchard’ (literally ‘apple enclosure’). Apples were particularly important in the Middle Ages as a food for survival through the winter.
History: This surname was brought to North America in 1635 by Samuel Appleton, who migrated from Ipswich, England, to Ipswich, MA.