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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:

APPLEBY, APPLEBEE,

APPELBY, APPELBE

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.

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.

 

Sue

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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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