Clapham Family History

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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

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Butcher

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Clapham family was Coal Miner. The most common Clapham occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Clapham's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clapham.

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Clapham Historical Records

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Clapham Life Expectancy

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