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

We currently 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.

  • Emanuel of Kingsdon, Somerset

  • Luke of Kingsdon, Somerset

  • Applebys of Babcary, Somerset

  • Applebys of Mudford, Somerset

IMPORTANT NOTICE - When the website was transferred from the previous hosting company, numerous entire pages were completely missing - including those that should have been in this section. The site had also reached the maximum number of pages. Until I can find a way to add further pages, I will attach PDFs showing the details about all Somerset lines, including each family tree chart to the list above.

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

1841 census 

1851 census 

1861 census 

1871 census 

1881 census:

1891 census:

1901 census:

1911 census:


Appleby BMDs :

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

Somerset baptisms in parish records

Somerset marriages (these are sourced from PRs and GRO indexes)

Somerset burials

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 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


To view this site properly and access the spreadsheets and family tree charts, you will need Adobe Reader  installed on your computer - use the above link to download the latest FREE version of this application. If viewing on a mobile device, the standard view works best - though some of the images may be rotated, sorry I have not been able to overcome this problem.


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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.

PLEASE NOTE: if you are viewing this site on an Apple device running IOS 13, you may experience problems with page layout, over-lapping text, etc.  Hopefully, Apple will resolve these issues very soon,

(Meanwhile, I suggest you switch to a PC!)

South West England resources

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