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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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William & Hannah Appleby of Layer de la Haye

Although this is a very short tree, it is significant because William and Hannah's granddaughter Mary Ann Baker, married David Appleby - a descendant of Nathaniel Appleby of nearby Langenhoe.  


The Layer de la Haye Appleby's appear to have strong links with other Appleby lines from the surrounding area - such as Abberton, Wivenhoe, Langenhoe and Fingringhoe - hopefully our DNA testing programme will provide some concrete evidence about whether these lines link up further back in time.

click  here to view William and Hannah's family tree



Hannah (Abt 1808- )

Appleby David (1859- )

Appleby David W (Abt 1894- )

Appleby Emily S (Abt 1888- )

Appleby Ethel V (Abt 1899- )

Appleby Florence May (1882- )

Appleby Grace Sarah (1901- )

Appleby Hannah (1831- )

Appleby John H (Abt 1896- )

Appleby Mabel H (Abt 1891- )

Appleby Maggie (Abt 1885- )

Appleby Mary Ann  (aka Martha) (1832- )

Appleby William (Abt 1806- )

Baker      Caroline (1856- )

Baker       Mary Ann (1854- )

Baker     Samuel (1858- )

Baker       William (1818- )

Baker       William (1852- )