name lapan comes from the baptismal nameLapin.
The surname lapan referred to the son of Lapin
which belongs to the category of patronymic
surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest
, which meant son
, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius
, which meant son
. By the 14th century, the suffix son
had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius
were more common in the north of England
and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the lapan family
The surname lapan was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the lapan family
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lapan Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name lapan were recorded, including Lappin, Lapping, Lappine, Lapinus, Lapyn, Lappyng, Lapine, Lappen and many more.
Early Notables of the lapan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lapan family to Ireland
Some of the lapan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 182 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lapan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the lapan family emigrate to North America:
lapan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Liel Lapan, aged 48, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1906
- Schene Lapan, aged 50, who arrived in America from Bobruisk, Russia, in 1907
- Stuart B. Lapan, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1907
- Berl Lapan, aged 19, who arrived in America from Kopsewicz, Russia, in 1910
- Alfred LaPan, aged 28, who arrived in America, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name lapan (post 1700)
- Chris LaPan, American musician, known for his work with Pimpbot, a ska punk band from Honolulu
- Peter Nelson Lapan (1891-1953), American Major League Baseball catcher for the Washington Senators (1922-1923)
- Julien Lapan, French Canadian political candidate for Acadie in the 1998 Quebec provincial election