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Clapham Family History

Clapham Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Clapham, for example in Bedfordshire, Surrey, Sussex, and North Yorkshire. The first three are named with Old English clopp(a) ‘lump’, ‘hillock’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’, while the Yorkshire place name is formed with an Old English word clæpe ‘noisy stream’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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77,125 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,057 Military Records
4,400 Immigration Records
57,671 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Clapham Families

  • Number of Clapham families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Clapham families
     610 - 1,217
     204 - 609
     1 - 203
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Clapham families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Clapham Family Origin

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Clapham Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Clapham

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Clapham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Clapham census records

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Clapham Civil War Service Records

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