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.
January 2014 - Added Applebys in Warwickshire Hearth Tax records and updated Master Wills Index - see Resource Index
March 2014 - added six new trees - Salvation Army Applebys, Adam Appleby of Easby, Blacksmiths of Ellingstring, William Philip Appleby, Appleby Quakers from Co Durham and Screwmaker Applebys from Birmingham.
March 2014 - updated Northern counties census spreadsheets with data from all recently added lines
March 2014 - new line added for Appleby miners of Durham
April 2014 - updated Northern BMD spreadsheets
May 2014 - Cowton Appleby line of Sheffield added
june 2014 - Line added for Jonathan Kidd Appleby of Gateshead and Egypt - a newly discovered branch of the John of Corbridge line
july 2014 - updates to the Cramlington Appleby line
aug 2014 - new DNA results added for a descendant of the Norwegian Appleby line (details to follow shortly)
aug 2014 - updates and family photos for the New Zealand branch of the line of Alexander Appelbe of Cork
aug 2014 - new line of APPLEBYs from Norway - this line arrived in the Canada in 1870 and was living in Iowa in the USA by 1872. Although not connected to the APPLEBYs from England, interestingly their use of the surname once they arrived in the USA is because they came from a farm called APALVIK (which translates as Appleby!)
aug 2014 - added tree for a line of Applebys that originated in Lincolnshire and moved to Rotherham - we are sure this line connects to that of William Barker Appleby, but need DNA tests from both lines to be certain.
feb 2015 - latest DNA results show a confirmed connection between the Applebys of Kirkcaldy and a new line we are working on which originates in Roscommon, Ireland (this page will be added shortly)
apr 2015 - Applebys in Hearth Tax records updated - see Resources Index
may 2015 - yDNA results spreadsheet updated with new results from a line from Lincolnshire and upgraded results for several lines which fall into cluster Northern Group ONE
may 2015 - BMD spreadsheets updated for Northern counties
October 2015 - archive copy of this website successfully uploaded to the Guild of One-name Studies webserver ... this will be a static copy of the site to ensure the site remains available for posterity and I will update it at regular intervals
jan 2017 - Tree for the line of James Apelbi of Boxted removed, as a result of a number of inconsistencies discovered following contacts from descendants. The single tree previously shown will be replaced gradually with smaller trees - which may or may not link together if sufficient details are discovered when researching the original Parish Registers, census entries and wills.
june 2017 - the first of two new branches of the Corbridge line of Applebys has been added in draft form - see 'Wylam branch of the Corbridge line'. I will shortly add another line which also seems to connect to the Corbridge Applebys (to be called 'Applebys of Jons or Hyons Wood')
aug 2018 - new set of yDNA results added for Applebys of Brompton, bringing the total number of yDNA results within our project to FIFTY ONE. This latest set of results fits into the Northern Group Two cluster.
Dec 2018 - Latest yDNA results page updated with results added on 31 dec 2018
Feb 2019 - added new line for the Hyons Wood Applebys - which also probably links to the Corbridge line.
Mar 2019 - added new line for Samuel Appleby, Attorney and Violinist in the London section
Mar 2019 - Latest yDNA results page updated with two sets of results - a 2nd set of Wylam branch results and also test results for an APPLEBERRY descendant.
Mar 2019 - new line added for a line whose members move from Lancs to Northumberland (or is that where they originally came from??
Apr 2019 - updated BMD spreadsheets for East Anglia region
Apr 2019 - updated list of Trees on website and in progress
Apr 2019 - and another set of yDNA results added to the spreadsheet: these are for a new line of Painters and Decorators from St Pancras, London, which I hope to add to the London Family Trees shortly. These are a bit of a puzzle as we had expected to find they matched the London group, but instead they match Midlands Group Six. More digging is necessary to discover why!