Appleby Family History

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Appleby Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Cumbria, named from Old English æppel ‘apple’ or Old Norse epli + Old Norse býr ‘farm’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Umpleby, Apley, Apple, Appleton, Ansley, Ripley, Ashley, Paley

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Appleby Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Appleby name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Appleby. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • European Jewish


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Appleby Family Origin

Where is the Appleby family from?

Appleby Family Occupations

What did your Appleby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Appleby occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Appleby's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Appleby. A less common occupation for the Appleby family was Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Appleby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Appleby Historical Records

What Appleby family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 124,000 census records available for the last name Appleby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Appleby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Appleby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Appleby. For the veterans among your Appleby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Appleby Life Expectancy

What is the average Appleby lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Appleby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Appleby in 1944 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Appleby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Appleby ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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