The origins of the Claypole name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Claypole
, a parish in the county of Lincolnshire
, near Newark.
Early Origins of the Claypole family
The surname Claypole was first found in 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 Claypole family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Claypole research.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1654, 1655, 1625, 1688, 1645, 1660, 1629 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Claypole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Claypole 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 Claypole were recorded, including Claypool, Claypoll, Claypole, Claypoole, Claypol and others.
Early Notables of the Claypole family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Claypole, an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1654, 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
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Migration of the Claypole family to the New World and Oceana
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 Claypole family emigrate to North America:
Claypole Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edward Claypole who settled in Barbados with his daughter Abigail in 1679
Claypole Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J Claypole, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Claypole (post 1700)
- Eugene Claypole (b. 1938), American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 14th District, 1991-94; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 44th District, 1997- CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Agnes Mary Claypole Moody (1870-1954), American zoologist and professor of natural science, twin sister of Edith Jane Claypole
- Edith Jane Claypole (1870-1915), English-born, American physiologist and pathologist
- Arthur Griffin Claypole (1882-1929), English cathedral organist at the Derby Cathedral (1921-1929), Music Master at Kent College in Canterbury (1904 to 1911)