Origins Available: Dutch, English
Anglo-Saxon surname that came from Osgoode Clapa (d. 1054), a nobleman of Danish origin, who served King Harthacanute (1018-1042) and Edward the Confessor. Another possible origin of the surname Clapper may be that it derived from the Old English word clop which meant "lump," or "hill." As such, it may have been a nickname for someone who was large or ungainly.
Early Origins of the Clapper family
Surrey. The place name Clapham or "Clappa's farm"dates back to Anglo-Saxon times. Osgoode Clapa (d. 1054) held land in the Kingdom of East Anglia. He was listed as a witness to charters from 1026, and is mentioned the " Anglo-Saxon Chronicles."
Other early records of the name include Simon Clapp in the Curia Regis Rolls for Oxfordshire in 1206; William le Clop in the Assize Rolls of Yorkshire of 1222; and Laurence Clappe listed in the Pipe Rolls for Oxfordshire in 1230. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Clapper family
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Clapper Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Clapper has been recorded under many different variations, including Clapp, Clap, Clapps and others.
Early Notables of the Clapper family (pre 1700)
Devon, England, died in 1691 in America, who wrote memoirs of the trip of the "Mary...
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Migration of the Clapper family to Ireland
Some of the Clapper family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Clapper family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Clapper or a variant listed above:
Clapper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Clapper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Clapper Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Clapper (post 1700)
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