The name ‘Chapman’ originates from England. it is derived from from the occupational name for a merchant or trader, ‘chapman’, ‘ceapmann’, a compound of the word ‘ceap’ meaning barter, bargain, price, property and ‘mann’ meaning man. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Chapman’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Thomas le Chapman’, from Leicester, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Lancelot Chapman’, aged 49, from Cumberland, England, sailed from the Port of Hull aboard the ship named the ‘Albion’ on the 7th of March 1774, arriving on the 14th of March 1774 at Fort Cumberland. He emigrated due to the land rent being raised too high, by the then ‘Duke of Rutland’, making it impossible to … Coat of arms: Per chevron arminies and gules, a crescent counterchanged, in chief three annu…
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