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The origins of the Chapple name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived near the chapel, The surname Chapple is a topographic surname, which is a type of surname that was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the Chapple family were dwellers by the churchyard.

Chapple Early Origins



The surname Chapple was first found in various counties and shires throughout Britain. The earliest record of the family appears to be John Chapel who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Norfolk in 1202. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Hugh de la Chapele in Nottinghamshire.

During the reign of Edward I., Thomas de la Chapele was listed in Northumberland and John atte Chapele was listed in Somerset. William a la Chapele was listed in the Feet of Fines Rolls about the same time. Richard de la Chapele was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Johannes del Chapell. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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Chapple Spelling Variations


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Chapple Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Chapple were recorded, including Chapel, Chappell, Chappel, Chappelle, Chapele, Chapell, Chapple and many more.

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Chapple Early History


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Chapple Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chapple research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1374, 1569, 1579 and 1588 are included under the topic Early Chapple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chapple Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chapple Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chapple Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chapple In Ireland


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Chapple In Ireland



Some of the Chapple family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Chapple family emigrate to North America:

Chapple Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Phyllis Chapple settled in Virginia in 1663

Chapple Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jonathan Chapple, who landed in Bermuda in 1743
  • Elizabeth Chapple settled in New England in 1770

Chapple Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jesse M Chapple, who arrived in Canada in 1831

Chapple Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Chapple arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • John Chapple arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Spartan" in 1849
  • John Chapple, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

Chapple Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Chapple, aged 30, a cabinet maker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Maria Chapple, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • James Chapple, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • John Chapple, aged 21, a carpenter, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • John Chapple, aged 23, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chapple (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chapple (post 1700)



  • David Thayer Chapple (b. 1947), American artist and former professional football player
  • William D. Chapple (b. 1868), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1897-99; Member of Massachusetts State Senate Second Essex District, 1905-06
  • Simon J. Chapple, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 15th District, 1961
  • John C. Chapple, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Ashland County, 1909-10, 1917-20, 1943-46
  • John Bowman Chapple (1899-1989), American politician, Representative from Wisconsin 10th District, 1960
  • Henry H. Chapple, American politician, Mayor of Billings, Montana, 1897-98; Resigned 1898
  • Geoff Chapple (b. 1946), English former football manager
  • Glen Chapple (b. 1974), English cricketer
  • Brian Chapple (b. 1945), British composer
  • Belinda Barbara Chapple (b. 1975), Australian singer and former member of female pop group Bardot
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Chapple Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Chapple Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chapple Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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