Chapman

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Eva Muriel Chapman, nee Murphy

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Origins of surname

This name was given to a merchant or travelling salesman, from ceapmann, old English for bartering man.

Early records

Seven different Chapman men from various parts of the south of England were married in St Helier between 1809 and 1840. Several were Army or Navy men. Baptisms began to appear in the church registers from 1815 onwards, apart from two in the 1750s.

Variants

  • Chapman
  • Chipman

Family records

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Births and baptisms



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Great War service


  • Charles James Chapman (St H) Rifleman, King's Royal Rifle Corps
  • Ernest James Chapman (1880- ) (St B) son of James William and Harriet Mary, Private, RJGB
  • Walter Guy Chapman (1886- ) (St B) Son of James and Harriet, Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery


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