Harrapp is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Harrapp family once lived in the small hamlet of Harrup, in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Harrapp family
The surname Harrapp 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 Harrapp family
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Harrapp Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Harrapp family name include Harrap, Harrop, Harehope, Harropp, Harrupp, Harupp, Haropp and many more.
Early Notables of the Harrapp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harrapp family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Harrapp surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.