The ancient name of Crapps finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a mower, or field laborer.
The surname Crapps was originally derived from the Old English word cropp,
which means cut, which was quite common in Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Crapps family
The surname Crapps 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.
Early History of the Crapps family
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Crapps Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Crapps family name include Cropper, Crowper, Crapper and others.
Early Notables of the Crapps family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crapps family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Crapps surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Gilbert Cropper, who came to Maryland in 1668; John Cropper, who arrived in Maryland in 1680; William Cropper, a bonded passenger, who came to Maryland in 1722.