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Origins of the Clapham surname

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About the Claphams

We have a total number of 28092 records for people with the last name Clapham.

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Where do most Claphams live?

In 1921, most Claphams lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Claphams

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We have 25,600 records for the Clapham surname. The oldest one dates back to 1486.

Who were Claphams most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Clapham first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Claphams

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Claphams in 1921


Cotton Weaver


Living On Own Means




House Servant


Common Male occupations for Claphams in 1921


Agricultural Labourer




General Labourer


Farm Labourer


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