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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, coalminer of

County Durham

This line begins with Robert Appleby, born about 1819 in Sunderland, County Durham.  Robert was the illegitimate son of Jane Appleby, though we have no further information about her.  Robert was a coalminer and worked in the mines of Houghton-le-Spring, Sherburn, Willington, Cornsay and possibly others, so the line is aptly titled 'of County Durham'. All of his descendants seem to have stayed in County Durham and one family moved to Newcastle Upon Tyne.



Unfortunately, as this line is descended from an illegitimate son of a female Appleby, it is not open to DNA testing.  However, if you have any further information about this line, please get in touch via this link.



Appleby Alberta 1928-1935

Appleby Annie 1890-

Appleby David 1898-

Appleby Dorothy H 1930-

Appleby Elizabeth 1868-

Appleby Elizabeth 1895-

Appleby Elsie Mary 1908-1990

Appleby Hugh Nattress 1909-

Appleby James Henry 1943-

Appleby James Nattress 1895-

Appleby Jane 1891-

Appleby Jane 0185-

Appleby Jane Bef 1804-

Appleby Jane Ann 1859-

Appleby John Kirton N 1905-1982

Appleby Joseph 1849-

Appleby Joseph Welford 1888-

Appleby Lily 1892-

Appleby Margaret 1868-

Appleby Mary 1850-

Appleby Matthew 1886-

Appleby Robert 1892-1916

Appleby Robert 1819-

Appleby Robert 1889-

Appleby Thomas 1871-

Appleby Thomas Henry 1900-

Appleby William 1864-

Appleby William 1926-1984

Bage Jane 1828-

Grundy Frances 1907-1949

Johnson Richard

Lowden Margaret 1883-

Maitland Robert 1851-

Nattress Dorothy Hannah 1867-

Reed Ethel Annie 1897-

Welsh Mary Ann 1863-

Wood Thomas 1905-1962