Reap History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Reap may come from the Irish O Reabaigh. Reap is pronounced Rape and is sometimes appears spelt in that form.

Early Origins of the Reap family

The surname Reap was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht.

Early History of the Reap family

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Reap Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Reap, Rafe, Rape, Reapy and others.

Early Notables of the Reap family (pre 1700)

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United States Reap migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reap Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Reap, aged 24, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
Reap Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Reap, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • Andrew Reap, who was naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1855
  • Andrew Reap, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [1]
  • Peter Reap and his family, who arrived in New York in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Reap (post 1700) +

  • Thomas M. Reap (1895-1935), American lawyer and college football coach
  • Jim Reap, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924 [2]
  • Clement J. Reap, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1944; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952 (alternate), 1964 [2]
  • Charles J. Reap, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 41st District, 1946 [2]


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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