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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.

Harrap Early Origins



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.

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Harrap Spelling Variations


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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.

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Harrap Early History


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Harrap Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harrap research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harrap History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harrap Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harrap Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harrap 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:

Harrap Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Harrap, aged 21, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harrap (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Harrap Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harrap 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 8 December 2014 at 05:57.

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