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Origins of the Clapp surname

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About the Clapps

We have a total number of 14292 records for people with the last name Clapp.

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Where do most Clapps live?

In 1921, most Clapps lived in South West.


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Interesting facts about Clapps

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 11,300 records for the Clapp surname. The oldest one dates back to 1840.

Who were Clapps most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Clapp first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Clapps

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

Common Female occupations for Clapps in 1921
Dressmaker

72

Laundress

44

General Servant Domestic

34

Living On Own Means

31

House Servant

28

Common Male occupations for Clapps in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

58

Carpenter

50

Farmer

47

Farm Labourer

42

General Labourer

36

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