The lapish 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 lapish family
The surname lapish was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the lapish family
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lapish Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the lapish family name include Lappage, Lapage, Lappadge, Lapidge, Lawpage, Lapish, Lepage and many more.
Early Notables of the lapish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lapish family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the lapish surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
lapish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Lapish, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847 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)