Links to Appalachian Surname Sites

Here is a list of some of the more common surnames one will encounter in the Appalachian Highlands, along with links to surname-dedicated websites and Facebook groups.  Like any compendium of weblinks, this list may include sites that have “gone stale” or simply ceased to exist — please contact me if you encounter dead links.  And if you have suggestions about other surname sites relevant to the region’s history and development, pass them along and I will add to the list.

Site Name/Link Site Description
Date Added or Verified
Adams
 
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Adams and Sizemore Family History Website Descendants of the Pioneers and Native Americans of Southeastern Kentucky 2003
Boone
The Boone Society The Boone Society, Inc. is an association of descendants, genealogists, and historians who enjoy studying the lives and times of this remarkable family. It was formed as a reference service for researchers, a conduit for genealogists, clearing-house for bibliographical works, and to host the biennial Boone Family Reunion. 18 Aug 2017
Caudill
Caudill Cousins This site is for all Caudill’s or any derivation such as Cordell, Caudle, etc. 18 Aug 2017
Collins
Descendants of Vardy Collins Vardy has been called the “patriarch of the Melungeons”, and has been speculated to have been one of the first settlers in the Newmans Ridge/Blackwater area. {Hancock County, TN] 3 Jul 2009
Combs
Combs-Coombs &c. Website Sponsored by the Combs-Coombs &c. Research Group, research includes Combs-Associated Surnames (in-laws, friends and neighbors) as well as the surnames Combs, Coombs and all other variant spellings. 18 Aug 2017
Fields
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Fleming
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Chris’ Genealogy Collage: Fleming Family History Dedicated to Robert Fleming/Elizabeth Stambaugh and Descendants 18 Aug 2010
Franklin
Franklin Family Researchers United National rather than regional, this site exists to unite and assist those researching families with the surname of Franklin. 1 Feb 2017
Hall
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Hall and Johnson Association Facebook private group focusing on Hall and Johnson families who settled in and around the Long Fork/Shelby Creek area of Pike County, Kentucky. Group hosts annual reunions. 18 Aug 2017
Johnson
Hall and Johnson Association Facebook private group focusing on Hall and Johnson families who settled in and around the Long Fork/Shelby Creek area of Pike County, Kentucky. Group hosts annual reunions. 18 Aug 2017
Mullins
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The Mullins Family Association This web site is dedicated to the preservation of material related to the Mullins surname. 18 Aug 2017
Potter
Annette Potter Family Genealogy Annette’s research is dedicated to the Potter families related to those who originated in Eastern Kentucky and surrounding areas. 18 Aug 2017
Potter Flats Site dedicated to the family of Abraham Potter and other early settlers of the Potter Flats area on the Kentucky/Virginia border. 2009
Powers
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Sizemore
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Adams and Sizemore Family History Website Descendants of the Pioneers and Native Americans of Southeastern Kentucky 2003
Sturgill
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Tackett
Tackett Family Association Facebook private group for those interested in the genealogy of the various Tackett families in the U.S. Variations of the surname are TACKETT, TACKETTE, TACKET, TACKKETT, & TACKITT 18 Aug 2017
Webb
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Wright
The Wright Family Tree Facebook group for sharing of information, photos and memories of the Wright families of Eastern Kentucky and surrounding region 18 Aug 2017