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