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
and emigrated to New Zealand in 1859.
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.
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.