The lappen surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the baptismal nameLapin.
The surname lappen 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
, 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
were more common in the north of England
and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the lappen family
The surname lappen was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the lappen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lappen research.Another 218 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1481, and 1749 are included under the topic Early lappen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lappen Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like lappen are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name lappen include: Lappin, Lapping, Lappine, Lapinus, Lapyn, Lappyng, Lapine, Lappen and many more.
Early Notables of the lappen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lappen family to Ireland
Some of the lappen 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.
Migration of the lappen family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name lappen or a variant listed above:
lappen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Peter Lappen to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1855
- Henry Lappen to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856