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The lapage surname was no doubt an occupational name for someone who worked as a page. Pages were personal attendants of a nobleman.

lapage Early Origins



The surname lapage was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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lapage Spelling Variations


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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.

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lapage Early History


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lapage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lapage research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1568, 1778, 1787, and 1798 are included under the topic Early lapage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lapage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lapage Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lapage 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name lapage (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lapage (post 1700)



  • Geoffrey Lapage, British prominent zoologist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The lapage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lapage 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 13 March 2013 at 14:42.

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