The Clasper One-Name Study

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The surname "Clasper" appears to have originated in the Northumberland area of England.

One theory is that "Clasper" is a Hanoverian name, this would appear to be based on the fact that the Hanoverian immigrants populated parts of the east coast of England. However, this migration appears to have taken place after the origin of the name in the North-East of England.

A small group of "Clasper" families have been found in North Lincolnshire from 1600, but these had disappeared by 1837.

Today, 50% of "Claspers" still live in the North-East of England.


The name "CLASPER" is used as a main heading in the I.G.I.

There are a few possible variants, see

Variants on the Name "Clasper"

We will accept for investigation, any name that looks or sounds similar to Clasper.


No definite meaning for the name has been forthcoming from more than 100 correspondents, see

The Meaning of "Clasper"


For information on Claspers in England, see

The Clasper One-Name Study in England


We have investigated emigration from the UK, and would welcome any information about or links or connections to this surname from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA or any other countries.


For information on Claspers in Australia, see

The Clasper One-Name Study in Australia


For information on Claspers in Canada, see

The Clasper One-Name Study in Canada


For information on Claspers in New Zealand, see

The Clasper One-Name Study in New Zealand


For information on Claspers in the United States of America, see

The Clasper One-Name Study in the USA


Please e-mail Rod Clayburn for further details on Clasper family information sharing worldwide


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