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From Old English æppel and -tun; alternatively, apple +‎ -ton.

The town in Newfoundland is named for sawmill owner Appleton Cleaves.



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  1. Place names in England, named for an apple enclosure.
    1. A northern suburb of Widnes, Halton borough, Cheshire (OS grid ref SJ5186).
    2. A southern suburb and civil parish in Warrington borough, Cheshire (OS grid ref SJ6284).
    3. A village in Appleton-with-Eaton parish, Vale of White Horse district, Oxfordshire; originally in Berkshire (OS grid ref SP4401).
  2. A town in Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
  3. A community of Mississippi Mills, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada.
  4. A number of places in the United States:
    1. An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Pope County, Arkansas.
    2. A ghost town in Knox County, Illinois.
    3. A township in Clark County, Kansas.
    4. A town in Knox County, Maine.
    5. An unicorporated community in Cecil County, Maryland.
    6. A city and township in Swift County, Minnesota.
    7. An inactive township in St. Clair County, Missouri.
    8. A hamlet in Newfane, Niagara County, New York.
    9. An unincorporated community in Licking County, Ohio.
    10. An unincorporated community in Allendale County, South Carolina.
    11. An unincorporated community in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
    12. An unincorporated community in Klickitat County, Washington.
    13. A city, the county seat of Outagamie County, Wisconsin.
  5. An English habitational surname from Old English from either of the places.