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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, who 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. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    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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