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Multiple Origins for the Surname lapham


French


The French region of Savoie is the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname lapham. The name lapham is derived from the Old French word "fontaine," which means "fountain," and as a name it no doubt originally served as a mark of recognition for someone who lived near such a landmark. As such, lapham is classed as a topographic surname.

lapham Early Origins



The surname lapham was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this renowned family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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lapham Spelling Variations


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lapham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lafontaine, Lafontain, Lafantaine, Fontaine, Fantaine, Fontain, Fontein, Fantein, Fantaine, Fonteyn, Lafonteyn, Lafon and many more.

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lapham Early History


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lapham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lapham research. Another 619 words (44 lines of text) covering the years 1238, 1339, 1357, 1418, 1551, 1579, 1521, 1621, 1696, 1731, 1789, 1816, 1882, 1390, 1450, 1600, 1621, 1695, 1658, 1752, 1685, 1745, 1663 and 1702 are included under the topic Early lapham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lapham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lapham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable in the family name at this time was Pierre Fontaine ( c. 1390-1450), a French composer and singer, who served in the chapel of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy; François Lafontaine , Lord of Mézeyrac during the 1600's; Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695), a French poet and man of letters...

Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lapham 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:

lapham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Lapham, who landed in New England in 1634
  • Richard Lapham, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Thomas Lapham, who arrived in New England in 1668

lapham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Aaron Lapham, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1864

lapham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Lapham, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

lapham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Giles Frank Lapham, aged 21, a tailor, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name lapham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lapham (post 1700)



  • William Gaius Lapham (1934-2016), American football center
  • Lewis H Lapham (b. 1935), American editor and renowned author, eponym of Lapham's Quarterly
  • David Lapham (b. 1970), Eisner Award winning American comic book writer, artist, and cartoonist
  • Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875), American author, scientist, and naturalist
  • Elbridge Gerry Lapham (1814-1890), U.S. Senator from New York from 1881-1885
  • Lowell Winship Lapham (b. 1922), American well-known neuropathologist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The lapham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lapham 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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