Harrap History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Important Dates for the Harrap family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harrap research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harrap History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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Harrap migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Harrap Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Thomas Harrap, Jr., (b. 1860), aged Infant, English settler from Northampton travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "William Miles" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st August 1860 [1]
  • Mr. John Thomas Harrap, (b. 1829), aged 31, English plate layer from Northampton travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "William Miles" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st August 1860 [1]
  • Mrs. Mary Ann Harrap, (b. 1833), aged 27, English settler from Northampton travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "William Miles" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st August 1860 [1]
  • Miss Elizabeth Harrap, (b. 1856), aged 4, English settler from Northampton travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "William Miles" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st August 1860 [1]
  • Miss Katherine Harrap, (b. 1857), aged 3, English settler from Northampton travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "William Miles" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st August 1860 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • Eoin Harrap Cameron (1951-2016), Australian radio personality and politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Stirling (1993-1998)

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Citations

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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