The ancestry of the name Herrapp dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the small hamlet of Harrup, in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Herrapp family
The surname Herrapp 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 Herrapp family
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Herrapp Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Herrapp have been found, including Harrap, Harrop, Harehope, Harropp, Harrupp, Harupp, Haropp and many more.
Early Notables of the Herrapp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Herrapp family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Herrapp, or a variant listed above: 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.