The surname Klapp was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It holds great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family. They were originally of Bucquoy in ancient times but when they moved from France and assumed the style of de Klopper. The name also branched into the province of Haarlem.
Early History of the Klapp family
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Klapp Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Clopper, de Klopper, Klopper, Klopffer, Kloper and many more.
Early Notables of the Klapp family (pre 1700)
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Klapp migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Klapp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Peter Klapp, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710-1714 
Henry Klapp, who arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782 
Contemporary Notables of the name Klapp (post 1700)
Eugene Klapp, American early editor of House Beautiful
John Klapp, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1824 
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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