Origins Available: English
The lapage surname was no doubt an occupational
name for someone who worked as a page. Pages were personal attendants of a nobleman.
Early Origins of the lapage family
The surname lapage was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the lapage family
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lapage Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name lapage include Lappage, Lapage, Lappadge, Lapidge, Lawpage, Lapish, Lepage and many more.
Early Notables of the lapage family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lapage family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name lapage or a variant listed above: Edward Lappage, who arrived in Maryland in 1681; Andrew LePage, who arrived in Prince Edward Island in 1806; Frederick Lepage, who was recorded as the shipping agent for St. John's in Newfoundland in 1829.
Contemporary Notables of the name lapage (post 1700)
- Geoffrey Lapage, British prominent zoologist