Chaplan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Chaplan surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Chaplan began when someone in that family worked as a chaplain, the minister of a sanctuary or church. The name is derived from the Latin word capellanus [1]

Early Origins of the Chaplan family

The surname Chaplan was first found in Hampshire where the oldest record of the name was Albert Chapelain, who was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a tenant in chief and the king's chaplain. [1]

Important Dates for the Chaplan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chaplan research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1634, 1677, 1696, 1591, 1672, 1659, 1660, 1598 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Chaplan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chaplan Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Chaplan has appeared include Chaplin, Chaplins, Chapline, Chaplyn, Cheplain, Chaplain, Chaiplin, Caplin, Caplines, Keplaine and many more.

Early Notables of the Chaplan family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir Francis Chaplin; Thomas Chaplin (1591-1672), an English draper and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659 and 1660; and Samuel...
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Chaplan migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Chaplan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Chaplan, aged 28, a blacksmith, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Ellen Chaplan, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Jessie Chaplan, aged 7, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • William Chaplan, aged 6, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Alexander Chaplan, aged 3, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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