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Clapp Family History

Clapp Name Meaning
English (chiefly Bristol): from Middle English clop(pe) ‘lump’, ‘hillock’ (from Old English clopp(a)), applied either as a topographic name or as a nickname for a large and ungainly person.Variant spelling of German Klapp.

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

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Name Distribution of Clapp Families

  • Number of Clapp families
     196 - 390
     66 - 195
     1 - 65
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Clapp families
     168 - 334
     57 - 167
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Clapp families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Clapp Family Origin

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Clapp Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Clapp

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Clapp Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Clapp Civil War Service Records

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