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The ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland spawned the name Kapp. It is derived from the son of the blond one, or son of Alpin.

Kapp Early Origins



The surname Kapp was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they were descended from King Kenneth MacAlpin who was murdered by the Picts near Dundee in the year 834. MacAlpin is generally considered to have been the first king to rule both Scots and Picts, and as such, was the first king of Scotland.

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Kapp Spelling Variations


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Kapp Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Kapp has appeared as MacAlpine, MacAlpin, MacAilpein (Gaelic) and others.

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Kapp Early History


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Kapp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kapp research. Another 385 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1395, 1405, 1531, 1557, 1658, 1725 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Kapp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kapp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kapp Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Sir John MacAlpin; John MacAlpine (Latin: Maccabeus) (died 1557), a Scottish Protestant theologian; and Joseph Capen (1658-1725), a Massachusetts clergyman who during...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kapp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kapp In Ireland


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Kapp In Ireland



Some of the Kapp family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Kapp were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

Kapp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bernhard Kapp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Michael Kapp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Martin Kapp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Eva Margaretta Kapp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Georg Bernhart Kapp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kapp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Valentine Kapp, aged 37, landed in New York, N Y in 1847
  • George John Kapp, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Johannes Kapp, who arrived in America in 1865
  • Barbara Kapp, aged 20, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875
  • Peter Kapp, aged 14, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kapp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kapp (post 1700)



  • John W. Kapp Jr., American politician, Mayor of Springfield, Illinois, 1935-45
  • John Kapp, American Democrat politician, Physician; Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1880-83, 1885-86
  • Jack Kapp (1901-1949), American record company executive with Brunswick Records who founded the Decca Records in 1934
  • Alex Kapp (b. 1969), birth name of Alex Kapp Horner, an American actress, best known for her roles as Lindsay on the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine
  • Friedrich Kapp (1824-1884), German-American lawyer, writer, and politician
  • Karl William Kapp (1910-1976), German-American economist and professor of economics at the University of the City of New York
  • Ardeth Greene Kapp (b. 1931), American 9th general president of the Young Women Organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1984-1992)
  • Joseph Robert Kapp (b. 1938), former professional American and Canadian football quarterback, inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
  • Artur Kapp (1878-1952), Estonian composer
  • Marizanne Kapp (b. 1990), South African international cricketer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    9. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kapp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kapp 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.

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