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the Appleby one-name study and DNA project

the Appleby one-name study and DNA project

Surnames covered in our DNA project:



plus any other variants


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The current banner shows Alnwick Castle, in Northumberland - a county in the far north east of England, bordering Scotland.  This region is home to a number of Appleby lines - and our DNA project has confirmed genetic connections between several of these, which also match lines in Canada, USA and Ireland.

Midlands Resource page

The spreadsheets in this section initially included mainly data collected during my reconstruction of family trees for the Willenhall Applebys, plus some data for the line of John and Tamar Appleby - hence the majority of information relates to Staffordshire, but as more lines for this region are added, we are gradually adding data for other counties such as Notts, Leics, Bucks and Berks.


I will gradually add data for other counties in this region over the coming months.  All contributions of APPLEBY census entries and parish records for Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Hunts & Rutland, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northants, Notts, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire (phew!!) will be most gratefully received!

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APPLEBYs in the census (updated July 2013):

APPLEBYs in parish records:

  • Baptisms in Midland counties (updated 7 dec 2012)

  • Marriages in Midland counties (updated 7 dec 2012)

  • Burials in Midland counties (updated 7 dec 2012)

As you can see, there is still a lot more work to do to match parish records to the trees already on the website - and also to locate parish records for other counties in the Region.  If you can help link individuals in YOUR family tree to these records, please contact me and I will send you an Excel file of the relevant spreadsheets for you to highlight and return.  I should be most grateful for your assistance!

Resource index

Note - these spreadsheets will open with Adobe Reader and you may need to enlarge the image and scroll across to read all the columns.  Most pdfs are over 12 pages long, so you will need to scroll down too!