Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

English: patronymic from Abel, which was a popular Middle English personal name. Compare Aplin. “Appling.” Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2006. 02 Aug. 2009. 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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