Waple family connection between MD, VA, PA and OH
I am new to genealogy and have started trying to trace the Waple line in my family.I have them going back to the Charles County Maryland area in the 1600-1700s and moving to Pennsylvania around 1840.They moved from PA to OH at some point but I'm not sure who was the first one to go to Akron/Cleveland area.
What I am stumped in is when exactly them came over and if they are related to the Virginia Waple family.There are many variations of the name- Waple(s), Wapel, Wapels, Whaple(s), Wapole(s), Wapple(s), etc.I think you get the idea.
I have read much info on the VA line back to Peter Waples.I know he settled first in the southern VA shore area.I know the direct Waple line I have settled in the southern MD eastern shore area.It seems hard to believe that two Waple lines that both came to America in the 1600s could not be connected.
Has anyone ever made a connection?
Thank you for any assistance.