Early Origins of the Tapps family
The surname Tapps 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Tapps family
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Tapps Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Tapps include Tapp, Tapps, Tabb, Tabbs and others.
Early Notables of the Tapps family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tapps family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Tapp settled in Virginia in 1643; Benjamin Tapp of Portugal Cove, married at St. John's Newfoundland in 1781; Anthony and Ann Tapp settled in Maryland in 1774. W.J. Tabb was living in Montreal, Quebec in 1886..