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Klapp Early Origins



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.

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Klapp Spelling Variations


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Klapp Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Clopper, de Klopper, Klopper, Klopffer, Kloper and many more.

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Klapp Early History


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Klapp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klapp research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klapp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klapp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klapp Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Klapp Notables 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klapp (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Klapp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klapp 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.

    This page was last modified on 25 November 2015 at 11:18.

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