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Gapes Early Origins



The surname Gapes was first found in Somerset where the name was first referenced in the year 1243 when they held estates in that shire. The famous New Zealand Gapes family hailed from Saffron Walden in Essex and emigrated to New Zealand in 1859.

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Gapes Spelling Variations


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Gapes Spelling Variations



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 Gapes have been found, including Gape, Gapes, Gapp, Gaip and others.

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Gapes Early History


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Gapes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gapes research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1100, 1455, 1487, 1678, 1660, 1646, 1660 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Gapes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gapes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gapes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gapes 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gapes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Gapes, aged 40, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Alchymist" in 1833
  • Grace Gapes, aged 39, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Alchymist" in 1833
  • George Gapes, aged 11, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Alchymist" in 1833
  • Elizabeth Gapes, aged 7, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Alchymist" in 1833
  • Agnes Gapes, aged 9, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Alchymist" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gapes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gapes (post 1700)



  • Thomas Gapes (1848-1913), English-born, New Zealand politician, 20th Mayor of Christchurch (1893-1894)
  • James Gapes JP (1822-1899), English-born, New Zealand politician, 9th Mayor of Christchurch in 1877
  • Vivienne Gapes, née Martin, New Zealand two-time gold and four-tie silver medalist Paralympian skier
  • Michael John "Mike" Gapes (b. 1952), British Labour Co-operative politician, Member of Parliament for Ilford South (1992-)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gapes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gapes 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 1 February 2017 at 09:48.

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