The Clasper One-Name Study
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
The name "CLASPER" is used as a main
heading in the I.G.I.
There are a few possible variants, see
We will accept for investigation, any name that looks or sounds
similar to Clasper.
No definite meaning for the name has been forthcoming
than 100 correspondents, see
For information on Claspers in England, see
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
or any other countries.
For information on Claspers in Australia, see
For information on Claspers in Canada, see
For information on Claspers in New Zealand, see
For information on Claspers in the United States of
Please e-mail Rod Clayburn for further details on
Clasper family information sharing worldwide