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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.

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Robert Appleby of Barnard Castle

click HERE to view Robert Appleby's family tree

If you are able to contribute further details or information about this family, I would be delighted to hear from you via the contact page.




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"Barnard Castle, Durham" copper engraved print published in The Beauties of England and Wales, 1802, with recent hand colouring.


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Following the discovery of details of Barnard Castle parish records, this family tree has been amended.  We now believe that the line for George Walton Appleby is a part of this line. However, so far, that is the only branch which we have been able to follow into the 20th century.

Appleby, Ann (1776- )

Appleby, Ann (Abt 1666- )

Appleby, Ann (Abt 1695- )

Appleby, Ann (Abt 1751- )

Appleby, Anthony (Abt 1664- )

Appleby, Anthony (Abt 1701- )

Appleby, Anthony (Abt 1741- )

Appleby, Christiana (Abt 1688- )

Appleby, Elizabeth (Abt 1731-Bef 1738)

Appleby, Elizabeth (Abt 1738- )

Appleby, Elizabeth (Abt 1768- )

Appleby, George - see line for George Walton Appleby (Abt 1769-1802)

Appleby, James - Cordwainer (Abt 1772-1824)

Appleby, Jane (Abt 1783-1844)

Appleby, Margaret (Abt 1740- )

Appleby, Margaret (Abt 1778- )

Appleby, Mary (Abt 1699- )

Appleby, Mary (Abt 1708- )

Appleby, Matthew (Abt 1711- )

Appleby, Phillis (Abt 1763-1763)

Appleby, Phillis (Abt 1774-1775)


Appleby, Phylis (Abt 1661- )

Appleby, Robert

Appleby, Robert (Abt 1696-Bef 1702)

Appleby, Robert (Abt 1702- )

Appleby, Robert (Abt 1743- )

Appleby, Robert (Abt 1766-1767)

Appleby, Robert (Abt 1781- )

Appleby, Thomas (Abt 1738- )

Appleby, Timothy (Abt 1705-1784)

Appleby, Timothy (Abt 1764-1778)

Appleby, William (Abt 1744- )

Atkinson, Thomas

Blakelock, Ann

Colling, Peter

Crawford, Margaret ( -1778)

Edderington, Isabell

Emmerson, Anne

Emmerson, Elizabeth ( -1733)

Gibson, Jane

Moore/Mooreby, Mary

Simpson, Peter