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Lappin Family History

This interesting surname is derived from the old French "lappin" meaning "rabbit", used either to describe a hunter of rabbits, or a nickname for a timorous person. The surname dates back to the early 14th Century (see below). Further recordings include one Thomas Lapyn (1325), "The Close Rolls" and Makinus Lappyng "materials for History of the Reign of King Henry V11 (1485 - 1509)". Variations in the idiom of the spelling include Lappni, Lapping, Lappine, etc.. Church records include one William Lapping who married a widow Mrs Margaret Dunne in London on May 2nd 1681.

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