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The name lapin has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the baptismal nameLapin. The surname lapin 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, sunu and sune, 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 or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

lapin Early Origins



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

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lapin Spelling Variations


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lapin Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname lapin include Lappin, Lapping, Lappine, Lapinus, Lapyn, Lappyng, Lapine, Lappen and many more.

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lapin Early History


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lapin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lapin research. Another 218 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1481, and 1749 are included under the topic Early lapin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lapin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lapin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lapin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lapin In Ireland


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lapin In Ireland



Some of the lapin 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

lapin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Agnus Lapin, who sailed to New York in 1710
  • Agnus Lapin, who arrived in New York in 1710 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name lapin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lapin (post 1700)



  • Howard Lapin, American Airport and Harbour Planner for the city of San Francisco in the early 1950s
  • Murray Lapin, Canadian prominent lawyer and corporate executive

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