NFL Franchise Genealogy

NFL Team Origins, Franchise Movement, and Name Changes

The roots of every NFL football team can be traced in this year-by-year NFL genealogy section. This detailed listing includes the year each team began play, franchise movement between cities, and team name changes.

This NFL genealogy has been divided for convenience, so pick a decade and begin your investigation of the history of NFL franchises.

1920s
• 1930s
• 1940s
• 1950s
• 1960s
• 1970s
• 1980s
• 1990-Present