The lineage of the name Harrap begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the small hamlet of Harrup, in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Harrap family
The surname Harrap 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 Harrap family
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Harrap Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Harrap has undergone many spelling variations
, including Harrap, Harrop, Harehope, Harropp, Harrupp, Harupp, Haropp and many more.
Early Notables of the Harrap family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harrap family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Harrap Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Harrap, aged 21, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
Contemporary Notables of the name Harrap (post 1700)
- Neil Harrap (b. 1943), New Zealand inventor of the Fly by Wire Ride
- George G. Harrap, British publisher and founder of George G. Harrap and Company Limited, London, Bombay which later folded into Chambers Harrap Publishers in Scotland