The ancestry of the name Claypoll dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Claypole
, a parish in the county of Lincolnshire
, near Newark.
Early Origins of the Claypoll family
The surname Claypoll 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 Claypoll family
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Claypoll Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Claypoll have been found, including Claypool, Claypoll, Claypole, Claypoole, Claypol and others.
Early Notables of the Claypoll 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 Claypoll family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Claypoll, or a variant listed above: 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.