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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, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Alchymist" in 1833
  • Grace Gapes, aged 39, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Alchymist" in 1833
  • George Gapes, aged 11, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Alchymist" in 1833
  • Elizabeth Gapes, aged 7, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Alchymist" in 1833
  • Agnes Gapes, aged 9, 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. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    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 13 April 2015 at 09:08.

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