Early Origins of the Gapes family
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.
Early History of the Gapes family
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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.
Early Notables of the Gapes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gapes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gapes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Gapes (post 1700)
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