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Multiple Origins for the Surname lappe


German


The ancient and distinguished German surname lappe is of two possible origins. Firstly, it is derived from the Middle High German word "lappe," meaning "dim, naive, simpleton." In this case, the name was probably initially bestowed as a nickname on someone who was thought to be a fool, or in an ironic way on someone very intelligent. Alternatively, the name may be derived from "Lauba," the name of a town near Saarbrücken, Rhineland.

lappe Early Origins



The surname lappe was first found in Swabia, where it is thought to have first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Johannes dictus (called) Lape, who was a monk living in the town of St. Trudbert in the Black Forest region of Swabia in 1267. The young lappe family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.

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lappe Spelling Variations


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lappe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lapp, Lappe, Lape, Labbe and others.

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lappe Early History


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lappe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lappe research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1267, 1440, 1434, 1566, 1582, 1663, 1773, 1843 and 1842 are included under the topic Early lappe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lappe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lappe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lappe 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:

lappe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Lappe, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Heinrich Lappe, who arrived in America in 1778

lappe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Lappe, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • George Lappe, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Martin Lappe, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • France Christian Lappe, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name lappe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lappe (post 1700)



  • Rudolf Lappe (b. 1914), German prominent professor of physics

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lappe Family Crest Products


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lappe Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The lappe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lappe 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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