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Gapper Early Origins



The surname Gapper 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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Gapper Spelling Variations


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Gapper Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Gapper were recorded, including Gape, Gapes, Gapp, Gaip and others.

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Gapper Early History


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Gapper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gapper 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 Gapper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gapper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gapper Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Gapper Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Gapper, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
  • Bernard Gapper, aged 35, a farm labourer, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Mary Gapper, aged 39, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Francis Gapper, aged 13, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Edward Gapper, aged 11, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Gapper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gapper 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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