The “Apthorpe” name is quite unusual… according to British Surnames, 4 in a million have the surname Apthorpe – with 227 in the UK. Wow!
So, where does it come from?
http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Apthorpe suggests it comes from Yorkshire, in a “lost” village. Other websites suggest Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.
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