Last name: CLAPHAM

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CLAPHAM : This last name is indexed 36,221 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CLAPHAM : English: habitational name from any of various places called Clapham for example in Bedfordshire Surrey Sussex Yorkshire and Devon. The first three are named with Old English clopp(a) ‘lump hillock’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’ while the Yorkshire placename is formed with an Old English word clæpe ‘noisy stream’. The Devon placename is early recorded as Clopton formed with clopp(a) ‘lump hillock’ + tūn ‘farmstead’.

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