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Early Origins of the Gapper family


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.

Early History of the Gapper family


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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.

Early Notables of the Gapper family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gapper family to the New World and Oceana


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, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Mary Gapper, aged 39, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Francis Gapper, aged 13, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Edward Gapper, aged 11, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand 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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