Show ContentsMappin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Mappin is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mappin family lived in Magneville in Manche Normandy. The English Mappin family descended from the Norman Magnepeine family of Magneville in Manche Normandy.The family name Mappin was brought to England after the Norman Conquest, when William the Conqueror gave his friends and relatives most of the land formerly owned by Anglo-Saxon aristocrats. Frequently, the Normans, such as the Mappin family, identified themselves by reference to the estates from which they came from in Northern France.

Early Origins of the Mappin family

The surname Mappin was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Mappin family

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Mappin Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Mappin are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Mappin include Mappin, Mapin and others.

Early Notables of the Mappin family

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United States Mappin migration to the United States +

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Mappin, or a variant listed above:

Mappin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Rich Mappin, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [1]
Mappin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Benjamin Mappin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1840
  • W. Sandell Mappin, aged 55, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
Mappin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Joseph Mappin, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1909
  • Sydney Curria Mappin, aged 33, who landed in America from Birmingham, England, in 1914
  • Joseph Mappin, aged 26, who landed in America from Slough Bucka, England, in 1915
  • Rita Mappin, aged 29, who immigrated to America from Slough Bucka, England, in 1915
  • Henry Mappin, aged 58, who immigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1919
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Canada Mappin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mappin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • George W. Mappin, aged 33, who immigrated to Kelowna, BC Canada, in 1911

Australia Mappin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mappin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Mappin, English convict who was convicted in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Emerald Isle" on 28th June 1843, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mappin (post 1700) +

  • Sir Frederick Mappin, English politician, created the first Baronet Mappin in 1886, mayor of Sheffield, and Member of Parliament
  • Jefferson Mappin, Canadian film actor
  • Sir Frank Crossley Mappin (1884-1975), New Zealand, sixth baronet Mappin

The Mappin Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cor forte suum calcar est
Motto Translation: Perhaps his heart is the spur

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia. Retrieved 25th March 2022 from on Facebook