Clapcott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Clapcott family

The surname Clapcott was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Clapcott family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clapcott research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Clapcott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Clapcott Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Clapcott, Clappcott, Clepcott, Cleacott, Clepcot, Clapcote and many more.

Early Notables of the Clapcott family (pre 1700)

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United States Clapcott migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clapcott Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Sylie Clapcott, aged 28, originally from London, who arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [1]

Australia Clapcott migration to Australia +

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

Clapcott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Clapcott, English convict who was convicted in Dorset, England for life, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 27th April 1833, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Clapcott (post 1700) +

  • Joanne E Clapcott, New Zealand scientist and researcher at the Cawthron Institute
  • CB Clapcott, Scottish gold historian, active in the 1930s
  • Henry Clapcott, New Zealand Treasurer of the Otago Province in the late 1800s




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