Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Claypole, a parish in the county of Lincolnshire, near Newark.
Early Origins of the Clapoole family
Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Clapoole family
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Clapoole Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Clapoole family name include Claypool, Claypoll, Claypole, Claypoole, Claypol and others.
Early Notables of the Clapoole family (pre 1700)
High Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1655, supporter of the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War; his son John Claypole (1625-1688), created Lord Cleypole by Oliver Cromwell, English an...
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Migration of the Clapoole family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Clapoole surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Edward Claypole who settled in Barbados with his daughter Abigail in 1679; James Claypoole, his wife Helena, and seven children and five servants, settled in Pennsylvania in 1683.
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