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Claypole History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"Oliver Cromwell is supposed to have slept at this place on the night previous to the siege of Newark, in an ancient house near the river, which still remains. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

The parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Claipol and literally meant "clayey pool" from the Old English words "claeg" + "pol." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)



Early Origins of the Claypole family


The surname Claypole was first found in Lincolnshire where one of the first records of the family was Geoffrey de Cleipol, a Knight Templar there in 1185. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
A few years later, William de Claypol, Lincolnshire was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 and William Claypole, was vicar of Wyken, Norfolk in 1388. [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
John de Claipole was listed in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1374.

Further to the north in Scotland, "Magister Symon de Claypoll witnessed the gift of the church of Maleuille to the monastery of Dunfermline in 1255, and two years later appears as Master Simon de Claipol, rector of Insula (St. Mary's Isle) in the diocese of Whitehern, was probably a cleric from England. " [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Early History of the Claypole family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Claypole research.
Another 68 words (5 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, English an...
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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 [7]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- [8]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)

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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  7. ^ 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)
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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