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The name Crapp is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a mower, or field laborer. The surname Crapp was originally derived from the Old English word cropp, which means cut, which was quite common in Lancashire.

Crapp Early Origins



The surname Crapp was first found in Lancashire 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.

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Crapp Spelling Variations


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Crapp Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Crapp include Cropper, Crowper, Crapper and others.

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Crapp Early History


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Crapp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crapp research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crapp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crapp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crapp Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crapp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Crapp were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Crapp Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Crapp, aged 37, arrived in Barbados in 1634

Crapp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Crapp, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Crapp Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Crapp, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • Edwin Crapp, aged 22, a copper miner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet"

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

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  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Crapp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crapp Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 22 March 2016 at 17:10.

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