lapping History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Anglo-Saxon name lapping comes from the baptismal nameLapin. The surname lapping 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, sunu and sune, 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 or son 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 lapping family

The surname lapping was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Important Dates for the lapping family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lapping research. Another 44 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1481, and 1749 are included under the topic Early lapping History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lapping Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name lapping has appeared include Lappin, Lapping, Lappine, Lapinus, Lapyn, Lappyng, Lapine, Lappen and many more.

Early Notables of the lapping family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early lapping Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the lapping family to Ireland

Some of the lapping family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lapping migration to Canada

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name lapping arrived in North America very early:

lapping Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Edward Lapping, aged 22, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • James Lapping, aged 26, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Eliza Lapping, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland

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