The origins of the Harap name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Harap was originally derived from a family having lived in the small hamlet of Harrup, in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Harap family
The surname Harap was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Harrup a small hamlet in Cheshire
. Many historians have conjectured about the origin of this name, including definitions such as, an abbreviation of Harehope found in Northumberland
, but this name is believed to be of an ancient Cheshire
family which has held a family seat in that county for at least one thousand years.
Early History of the Harap family
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Harap Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Harap include Harrap, Harrop, Harehope, Harropp, Harrupp, Harupp, Haropp and many more.
Early Notables of the Harap family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harap family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Harrop who settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1726; James Harrop settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768; Hugh Harrop settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834.