Tapp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Tapp family

The surname Tapp was first found in Dorset where one of the earliest records of the name was John and Roger Tappe who was registered there in the Pipe Rolls of 1194. The name was derived from the Old English word Taeppa. [1]

Important Dates for the Tapp family

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Tapp Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Tapp has been recorded under many different variations, including Tapp, Tapps, Tabb, Tabbs and others.

Early Notables of the Tapp family (pre 1700)

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Tapp migration to the United States

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Tapp or a variant listed above:

Tapp Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edmund Tapp, who arrived in New England in 1639 [2]
  • Thomas Tapp, who settled in Virginia in 1643
  • Tho Tapp, who arrived in Virginia in 1643 [2]
  • Margarett Tapp, who landed in Virginia in 1699 [2]
Tapp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Margaret Tapp, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [2]
  • Anthony and Ann Tapp, who settled in Maryland in 1774
Tapp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Claus Tapp, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1892
  • G. P. Tapp, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1893
  • William T. Tapp, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • W. W. Tapp, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Robert Tapp, aged 15, who landed in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Tapp Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Louis Tapp, aged 64, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Mrs. W. O. Tapp, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • John Tapp, aged 27, who landed in America from North Wells, England, in 1906
  • Janos Tapp, aged 47, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Gyorgy Tapp, aged 47, who immigrated to America, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tapp migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tapp Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Benjamin Tapp of Portugal Cove, married at St. John's, Newfoundland in 1781 [3]
Tapp Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • John Tapp, aged 52, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1905
  • Samuel Tapp, aged 44, who settled in Nanton, Canada, in 1920
  • Winfred R. Tapp, aged 37, who immigrated to Nanton, Canada, in 1920

Tapp migration to Australia

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

Tapp Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Tapp, aged 32, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Marion" [4]
  • W. Tapp, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849 [5]
  • John Charles Tapp, English Convict from Taunton, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]

Tapp migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Tapp Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Francis Tapp, British settler as part of the 8th Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [7]
  • Mrs. Catherine Tapp née Paine, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [7]
  • Thomas Tapp, aged 21, a shoemaker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Harriet Tapp, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Charles Tapp, aged 47, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Tapp (post 1700)

  • L. T. Tapp, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1924 [8]
  • Joshua Paul Tapp, American Republican politician, Chair of Cimarron County Republican Party, 2014 [8]
  • Henry I. Tapp, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Weston, Virginia, 1856-58 [8]
  • Gary L. Tapp (b. 1953), American Republican politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives; Member of Kentucky State Senate 20th District, 2003- [8]
  • Francis Fredrick Tapp, American politician, Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1992 [8]
  • Darryl Anthony Tapp (b. 1984), American NFL football defensive end
  • James B. Tapp, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 8 aerial victories
  • Alistair Tapp (b. 1964), English cricketer
  • Alexander Nicholas "Alex" Tapp (b. 1982), English footballer
  • John Frederick “Johnny” Tapp OAM (b. 1941), retired Australian racecaller
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Tapp family

Halifax Explosion
  • Mrs. Mary R  Tapp (1880-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the explosion but later died due to injuries [9]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Murray L. Tapp, American Seaman Second Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [10]
  • Mr. Lambert Ray Tapp, American Gunner's Mate Third Class from Kentucky, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [10]

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Citations

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARION 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Marion.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN MUNN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMunnPassengers.htm
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  10. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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