The rich and ancient history of the Delapp family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from the baptismal nameLapin.
The surname Delapp referred to the son of Lapin
which belongs to the category of patronymic
surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest
, which meant son
, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius
, which meant son
. By the 14th century, the suffix son
had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius
were more common in the north of England
and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Delapp family
The surname Delapp was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Delapp family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delapp research.Another 218 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1481, and 1749 are included under the topic Early Delapp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Delapp 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 Delapp have been found, including Lappin, Lapping, Lappine, Lapinus, Lapyn, Lappyng, Lapine, Lappen and many more.
Early Notables of the Delapp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Delapp family to Ireland
Some of the Delapp family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 182 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Delapp 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. Among the first immigrants of the name Delapp, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Delapp Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas DeLapp, who arrived in Maryland in 1650-1651 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 Delapp (post 1700)
- Simeon Alexander DeLapp Sr. (1897-1976), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1960; North Carolina Republican State Chair, 1945 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html