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The name Crapper finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a mower, or field laborer. The surname Crapper was originally derived from the Old English word cropp, which means cut, which was quite common in Lancashire.

Crapper Early Origins



The surname Crapper 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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Crapper Spelling Variations


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Crapper Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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. Crapper has been recorded under many different variations, including Cropper, Crowper, Crapper and others.

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Crapper Early History


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Crapper Early History



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

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Crapper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crapper Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crapper 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



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 Crapper or a variant listed above:

Crapper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gilbert Crapper, who landed in Maryland in 1668
  • Katherine Crapper, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Crapper Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Crapper, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon"

Crapper Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ely Crapper, aged 28, a mason, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Ellen Crapper, aged 29, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Mary Ann Crapper, aged 3 mths., arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crapper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crapper (post 1700)



  • Thomas Crapper (1837-1910), British inventor of the modern flush toilet

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. 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.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Crapper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crapper 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 16 March 2016 at 17:42.

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