Chapple History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Chapple family

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] 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] The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Johannes del Chapell. [2]

Important Dates for the Chapple family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chapple research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1374, 1569, 1579, 1588, 1582, 1649, 1582, 1677, 1745, 1728, 1729, 1737 and 1746 are included under the topic Early Chapple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Chapple family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Chappell (1582-1649), English divine, Bishop of Cork, the son of Robert Chappell, and born at Laxton, Nottinghamshire, on 10 Dec. 1582. [3] William Chapple (1677-1745), English judge, was one of the Chapples of Waybay House, Dorsetshire. "About 1728 he was appointed a judge on the North Wales circuit, and in 1729...
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Migration of the Chapple family to Ireland

Some of the Chapple family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chapple migration to the United States

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, who settled in Virginia in 1663
Chapple Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jonathan Chapple, who landed in Bermuda in 1743 [4]
  • Elizabeth Chapple, who settled in New England in 1770

Chapple migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chapple Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Jesse M Chapple, who arrived in Canada in 1831

Chapple migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Chapple Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Chapple, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [5]
  • John Chapple, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Spartan" in 1849 [6]
  • Miss Jane Chapple, (b. 1833), aged 19, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 7th July 1852 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 23rd October 1852 [7]
  • Mr. John Chapple, (b. 1834), aged 20, Cornish agricultural labourer departing from Plymouth on 27th February 1854 aboard the ship "Parsee" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 9th June 1854 [7]
  • Mrs. Sarah Chapple, (b. 1834), aged 20, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 27th February 1854 aboard the ship "Parsee" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 9th June 1854 [7]
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Chapple 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:

Chapple Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Chapple, aged 30, a cabinet maker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Maria Chapple, aged 28, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • James Chapple, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • John Chapple, aged 21, a carpenter, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • Mr. John Chapple, (b. 1821), aged 21, British carpenter travelling from London aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" arriving in Nelson, South Island, New Zealand on 28th October 1842 [8]
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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 [9]
  • Simon J. Chapple, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 15th District, 1961 [9]
  • John C. Chapple, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Ashland County, 1909-10, 1917-20, 1943-46 [9]
  • John Bowman Chapple (1899-1989), American politician, Representative from Wisconsin 10th District, 1960 [9]
  • Henry H. Chapple, American politician, Mayor of Billings, Montana, 1897-98; Resigned 1898 [9]
  • William Chapple (1718-1781), English topographer, born at Witheridge in Devonshire in January 1717–1718, son of a farmer who had fallen through the pressure of misfortune into poverty, and the boy's education was consequently limited to the plainest rudiments of knowledge [10]
  • Geoff Chapple (b. 1946), English former football manager
  • Glen Chapple (b. 1974), English cricketer
  • Brian Chapple (b. 1945), British composer
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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)
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SPARTAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Spartan.htm
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  10. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 25 Nov. 2019
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