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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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South West England resources

We now have four Appleby lines originating from Somerset on the website: it is known that this Region was one of the main 'hotspots' of early Appleby/bees, along with the Northern counties, Essex and the Midlands.


So it is likely that there are still a number of other lines to be reconstructed from the early census and BMD data - many of which may have descendants living in Britain or in the New World

Applebys in South West counties of England in the census:

To date I have only included Applebys found in the censuses for Somerset, but I shall be adding other SW counties shortly


Appleby BMDs :

Again - these are only for Somerset at present, but other counties in the SW of England will be added soon

Now that I have completed the census entries for the county of Somerset along with as many parish records for this county as I have managed to locate (which is where the bulk of Applebys in this Region appear to be concentrated), I shall start adding Applebys from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and the Channel Isles.


You can find the first Family Trees that I have reconstructed for Somerset lines on the South Western counties pages.


If YOUR Applebys originated from this part of England, please do contact me with details.



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the map is part of Emanuel Bowen's 1747 map of South Britain - from David Rumsey's brilliant map collection

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