Napper Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Napper Nappier
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About the Project

The Napper Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Napper name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Napper name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Napper's), by time period (18th Century Napper's), or by topic (Napper DNA, Napper Occupations, Napper Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Napper Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Chrissy Locke for assistance.

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Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!


Related Surnames and Surname Variants

Task List

Source the unscourced Napper profiles. I will have them linked below.

Add New Profiles and categorize them Napper.

Categorize Napper profiles that have not been categorized.

Profiles that need sources

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I am the 5 times grandson of Thomas Napper born 1770 in Seavington St.Mary Somerset.
posted by [Living Napper]
Going back on my family tree 5 generations my 5x grandfather John was born in 1766 Somerset (probably Seavington St Mary) and died on 20 Dec 1846 at Seavington St Mary. Your 5x grand father Thomas and mine were brothers, their parents being Betty Reland (spelt 3 different ways) and John Napper 1745–1827. Johns parents being William Napper 1718–1793 and Mary Fornham or Howard bn 1718 Seavington. Williams parents being Thomas Napper 1680 –1741 and Katherine BIRTH 1680 Burial 07 Apr 1758 Seavington St Mary. There after there are a couple of trees on Ancestry which takes further us back but there are no dates or any reference to confirming documentation. You would expect that the Seavington St and St Michael and the South Petherton Nappers would be related to the Tintinhull Napper/Napiers which line goes back to Scotland. I have been unable to solve this as there are holes in the baptism and death records. I understand the English Napper changed their name from Napier a while after reaching England. The Scotish originally spelt their name Naper but at the time pronounced it Napier. I understand due to a vowel shift in pronunciation, the spelling changed in line the pronunciation.

Regard Garry Napper

posted by Garry Napper
Hi Garry,

I descend from Nipper. My 3rd Great Grandfather was baptised Nipper, but later changed his name to Napier.

The earliest Nipper, that I've managed to find is John, baptised 1637 in Wedmore, Somerset. His father, Edwardi appears to be Napper. This is my brick wall, as I know go into Napper, but whether they descend from Tintinhull, remains to be proven. Very strange that my 3rd Grandfather, adopted the Scottish spelling. I'm still trying to discover why? Maybe he knew something......

posted by [Living Napier]
Hi, I am the grand daughter of Grace Helen (Napper) Vincent 1914-2005. My ID is "Vincent-5092" all my DNA stuff is load. Would like to join your study.

Thanks, Mary Lou

Hi! I created the companion category for your name study (Category:Napper Name Study). Feel free to edit it. The default for the template is to add the main category, but you can add a line to have a different category. See the ONS template page for details. Give me a holler if you have any questions about categorization.

I also created a redirect, so Project:Napper (the link for the button from the Napper surname page) brings you to this page.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett