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
, 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 lapping family
The surname lapping was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the lapping family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lapping research.Another 218 words (16 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)
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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 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 lapping family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
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