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The surname lapp and it's variations have long been in England. It is thought that the name may have come to Britain with the Anglo-Saxons, as a German version of this name exists to this day. In other cases, the name may have derived from the French 'lapin," meaning "rabbit," and arrived in Britain with the Normans.

lapp Early Origins



The surname lapp was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands. Early instances of the name in England include one Robert Lapyn who is mentioned in the Feet of Fines for Kent in the year 1320.

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lapp Spelling Variations


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lapp 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 lapp include Lapp, Leap, Lap and others.

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lapp Early History


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lapp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lapp research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early lapp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lapp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lapp Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lapp 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 lapp or a variant listed above:

lapp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Agness Lapp, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • John Gee Lapp, who arrived in South Carolina in 1749
  • Georg Lapp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Johann Jacob Lapp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Johannes Lapp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lapp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Henr Lapp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • George Lapp, who arrived in Indiana in 1852
  • Joh Heinr Lapp, who landed in America in 1854
  • Jacob Lapp, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Adam Lapp, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

lapp Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jeremiah Lapp U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

lapp Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Lapp, who is on record in Ontario in 1825

lapp Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Lapp arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name lapp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lapp (post 1700)



  • Claude Jerome Lapp (b. 1892), American physicist and professor
  • John Augustus Lapp (b. 1880), American publicist and author
  • Jack Lapp (1884-1920), American professional baseball player
  • Anna Lapp (b. 1908), German association official from the Baltic region
  • Adolf Lapp (b. 1888), German well-known writer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The lapp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lapp 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.

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