Lappage History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Lappage surname was no doubt an occupational name for someone who worked as a "law-page. Probably an apparitor or summoner, a servant of the law." [1]

Early Origins of the Lappage family

The surname Lappage was first found in Yorkshire, where Johannes Lawpage was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rrolls of 1379. [1] Christopher Lawpage was listed in Norfolk, but no date or location was given. [2]

Early History of the Lappage family

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Lappage 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 Lappage include Lappage, Lapage, Lappadge, Lapidge, Lawpage, Lapish, Lepage and many more.

Early Notables of the Lappage family (pre 1700)

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United States Lappage migration to the United States +

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:

Lappage Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Lappage, who arrived in Maryland in 1681
Lappage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas A. Lappage, aged 10, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
  • Thomas E. Lappage, aged 43, who settled in America from London, in 1892
Lappage Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfred Lappage, aged 30, who landed in America from London, England, in 1911

Contemporary Notables of the name Lappage (post 1700) +

  • Danielle Suzanne Lappage (b. 1990), Canadian two-time gold and silver medalist wrestler from Olds, Alberta who won a gold medal in the 63 kg freestyle at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print


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