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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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London Family Trees



Family tree charts for London Appleby Families


The first family tree chart on the list below is my own - more charts for London and the South East are added on a regular basis.  [The charts open with Adobe reader - use your Adobe browser to enlarge to legible size then scroll across and down to view]:


The keen-eyed will have spotted that quite a few of the above lines had their origins in other parts of the country.  We know that Appleby is NOT a London name, so it is probable that most of those who ended up in the city were descended from an ancestor who came to London centuries earlier, either during the Industrial Revolution (when we can find place of birth in the census) or during the 18thC or earlier when they were sent to London to learn a trade.  Evidence for some of these origins has been found in Apprenticeship records.  


Further London lines are in preparation - do check back regularly to see if your line is featured (or use the contact form to send me details of families you are interested in).


Most trees cover only the generations which were living during the period covered by the censuses (1841 - 1911), although if reliable parish record information is available I have included earlier generations.  However, if you are able to provide more information about the families covered, please do contact me using the Contact link on the left.


Many of the births and marriages mentioned on the charts can be found on the London BMD databases and the London census databases which are held in the Resource section.

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