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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


Similar surnames: Lapham, Canham, Latham, Upham, Branham, Barham, Bradham, Braham

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Clapham Family Origin

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Clapham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Boarding House

    3%

In 1880, the most common Clapham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Clapham's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clapham. A less common occupation for the Clapham family was Boarding House.

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Clapham Historical Records

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Clapham Life Expectancy

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