Lapham Family History

This section of Among My Branches discusses what is presently known of my Lapham family history and genealogy, specifically the ancestry of my paternal grandmother, Margaret Ann (Lapham) Kernan (1936-2004). This section also discusses what is presently known about the related branches of Mann, Arnold, Colwell, Broadway, Reynolds, Leishman, and Wellin, which married into the Lapham family.

My paternal grandparents William and Margaret Kernan, 1977
My paternal grandparents William and Margaret Kernan, 1977

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Overview of Section Content

The Lapham section of Among My Branches consists of eight subsections, which are as follows. (To view each of these subsections, please click on the links below or from the drop-down menu from the Lapham tab above.)

Subsection Description
Lapham Origins Discusses the origins of the Lapham family from what both oral family history and available historical records reveal.
The Lapham Surname Discusses the history and meaning of the Lapham surname.
Lapham Immigration History Discusses the immigration history of the Lapham family from England to the United States, and the family’s journey in the United States.
Lapham Generations Discusses what is presently known about each of the known generations in the Lapham family, from its earliest identified ancestor to my paternal grandmother.
Lapham Related Branches Discusses the history and genealogy of each branch that married into the Lapham family.
Lapham Records Listing of family and historical records presently found for the Lapham family.
Lapham Photo Gallery Collection of select Lapham family photos.
Lapham Posts Blog posts that pertain to the Lapham family and its related branches.