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KEY to coloured flags:


Northern Group One


Northern Group Two


Essex Group Three


Midlands/London Groups four and five


Not yet allocated to a group - we hope that as more descendants of lines from these areas take tests we will find more matches

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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.

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!)

Maps for DNA results

Now we have a fair number of results, you may be interested to see where the clusters of results are located on a map.  If you click on the map below, you will be taken to a Google map where you can zoom in to see just where the Most Distant Known Ancester (MDKA) of each of the lines that have tested to date lived.  I'll update the map as new results arrive.

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world map showing MDKA of DNA results

click on the map to open Google Maps in a new window

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