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"CHAPMAN. This surname, found mainly in the Lothians and in Perthshire, is derived from the occupation of 'chapman,' Old English (Anglo-Saxon) cedpman, 'merchant.' It is probable, as Bardsley says, that the early chapman was stationary and dealt in a much larger way than we are now accustomed to suppose. The chapman portrayed in Bums's Tarn o' Shanter was of a lower grade. The earliest occurrence of the name seems to be in 1296 when a pardon was granted to a man for causing the death of Ralph Chepman in Dundee (Bain, n, 839). William Chapman, provost of Aberdeen in 1327 (ER., i, p. 59, 60) is probably the Willelmus dictus Chapman who appears on an inquisition in the same town in 1333 (REA., i, p. 54). Hugh called Chepman held a land in fee in the town of Roxburgh in 1338 (Dryburgh, 260, 261), David n granted a charter of the lands of Rotherstoun near Dee to Duncan Chapman (RMS., i, App. n, 1403), and Symon Chepman, a burgess of Lanark in 1359 (ER., i, p. 599), had a confirmation charter from David n of the lands of Banks and of the Brerybankes in Lanark in 1367 (RMS., i, 266). Thomas Chepman, Scottish merchant, complained in 1359 that his ship was captured and sunk by the English during a truce (Bain, TV, 23), and Hugh Chaypman, bailie of Stirling in 1387 (ER., ra, p. 159) appears in the same record in the following year as Hugh Mercator (= merchant). Donald! Chapman, a Scot in Norwich, was arrested in violation of the truce in 1396 (Bain, rv, 483), and Finlai Chepman held a land in Irvine in 1426 (Irvine, i, 129). To Walter Chepman, merchant burgess of Edinburgh, and Andro Myllar jointly, James rv granted a patent to establish the first printing press in Scotland in 1507 (Dickson-Edmond, Annals of Scottish printing, p. 13-22). Chaipman 1492, Chapmane 1484, Cheipman 1600, Chepmane 1526, Chopman 1593, Chopmane 1628, Schapman 1548, Shopman 1367. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Wikipedia Arthur Percy Frank Chapman (was born at Reading, Berkshire on 3 September 1900 and died at Alton, Hampshire on 16 September 1961) was an outstanding English cricketer who captained England to a then English-record-equalling seven consecutive Test match wins, a record that was not surpassed until Michael Vaughan's team (with one game captained by Marcus Trescothick) won eight in a row in 2004.
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Wikipedia __NOTOC__Allan Chapman FRAS (born 30 May, 1946) is a British historian of science.
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Wikipedia Virgil Munday Chapman (March 15, 1895 - March 8, 1951), a Democrat, represented Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives and in the United States Senate.
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Wikipedia Thomas Daniel Chapman (1815 ? 17 February 1884) was the Premier of Tasmania from 2 August 1861 until 20 January 1863.
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Wikipedia Sir Sydney John Chapman KCB CBE FRS (20 April 1871?29 August 1951) was an English economist and civil servant.
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Wikipedia John Wilbur Chapman (June 17, 1859, Richmond, Indiana ? December 25, 1918, New York, New York) was a Presbyterian evangelist in the late 19th Century, generally traveling with gospel singer Charles Alexander.
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Wikipedia Edythe Chapman (October 8 1863 - October 15 1948), was an American stage and silent film actress from Rochester, New York.
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Wikipedia John Jay Chapman (1862?1933) was an American author.
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Wikipedia Gerald Chapman (1891 ? April 6, 1926), called the "Count of Gramercy Park", was an American criminal who co-led a Prohibition-era gang with George "Dutch" Anderson during the late 1910s until the mid-1920s.
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Wikipedia Leslie "Les" Chapman (born 27 September 1948) is a former football player and manager who played in the English football league.
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Wikipedia Margaret Chapman n?e Duxbury (18 November 1940 ? 28 July 2000) was a British illustrator and painter.
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Wikipedia Audrey Chapman (March 2, 1899-August 10, 1993) was an actress in motion pictures of the silent film era from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Wikipedia Colin Anthony Chapman was a long serving reserve wicket keeper for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and a right-handed batsman.
Wikipedia Christine Chapman (born 7 April 1956) is a Welsh Labour Co-operative politician who has been a Member of the National Assembly for Wales for Cynon Valley since 1999.
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Wikipedia Charles Winston "Chuck" Chapman (April 21, 1911 ? March 6, 2002) was a Canadian basketball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.
Wikipedia John Curtis "Jack" Chapman (May 8 1843 ? June 10 1916) was an American Major League Baseball player and manager who was born in Brooklyn, New York.
Wikipedia Steven Chapman (born October 2, 1971) was an English cricketer.
Wikipedia John William Chapman (September 8, 1894?August 1978) was the 37th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois.
Wikipedia John Gadsby Chapman (1808 - 1889) was an American artist famous for "The Baptism of Pocahontas", which was commissioned by the United States Congress and hangs in the United States Capitol rotunda.
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Wikipedia William Williams Chapman (August 11, 1808 ? October 18, 1892) was an American politician and lawyer in Oregon and Iowa.
Wikipedia Billy Gene "Bill" Chapman (October 11, 1928 - August 26, 2007), known as Bill G.
Wikipedia Glenn Justice Chapman (January 21, 1906, in Cambridge City, Indiana ? November 5, 1988, in Richmond, Indiana) was an American Major League Baseball player.
Wikipedia Vincent John "Vince" Chapman (born 5 December 1967 in Newcastle upon Tyne) was a former professional footballer who played as a defender in the Football League for Huddersfield Town and Rochdale after starting his career at Wallsend Boys Club and then Tow Law Town.
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Wikipedia Robrielle Kory Chapman (born July 13, 1980 in Batesville, Mississippi) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent.
Wikipedia Robert Hett Chapman (March 15, 1771 ? June 18, 1833) was a Presbyterian minister and missionary and the second president of the University of North Carolina.
Wikipedia Tammy Lynn Chapman (born September 28, 1971) was born in Centralia, Illinois, United States.
Wikipedia Roy Chapman (18 March 1934 - 21 March 1983) was an English professional footballer and manager, born in Birmingham.
Wikipedia Doug Chapman (born August 22, 1977 in Flint, Michigan) is a former running back in the National Football League who was drafted in the 3rd round in 2000 by the Minnesota Vikingswhere he played from 2000 to 2003.
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Wikipedia Dean Chapman was Dean's Verger of Guildford Cathedral, appointed September 2008, starting on Monday 6 October and installed on Sunday 12 October 2008 by the Very Revd.
Wikipedia Sean Chapman (born 2 June 1961) is an English-born actor.
Wikipedia Paul William Chapman was born 9 June 1954, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales and is a rock guitarist who has played in bands such as UFO and Lone Star.
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Wikipedia Robert Cleaver Chapman (1 April 1803 ? 6 December 1902), known as the "apostle of Love", was a pastor, teacher and evangelist.
Wikipedia Ryan Chapman (born April 14 1987 in Cape Town, Western Cape) is a South African football (soccer) striker for Premier Soccer League club Engen Santos.
Wikipedia Luke Richard Chapman (born 21 March 1991) is an English footballer, currently a free agent, having left Port Vale in October 2009.
Wikipedia Caleb Chapman (born August 15, 1973) is an American music educator, entrepreneur and musician from Derry, New Hampshire who currently resides in Utah.
Wikipedia Constance Chapman (29 March 1912 - 10 August 2003) was an English character actor working in theatre and television.
Wikipedia Benjamin "Ben" Chapman (born 2 March 1979 in Scunthorpe, England) is an English footballer who plays as a left sided defender.
Wikipedia Arthur Barclay Chapman (28 October 1908 ? 29 December 2004) was the University of Wisconsin?Madison's "most accomplished animal genetic researcher.
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Wikipedia Edward Chapman (1839 ? 25 July 1906) was a British academic and Conservative politician.
Wikipedia Charles Meredith Bouverie Chapman, MC (9 January 1887 - 1 October 1917) was a British Flying Ace in World War I with seven credited victories.
Wikipedia Ian Russell Chapman (born 31 May 1970) is an English former professional footballer.
Wikipedia The Rev Thomas Alfred Chapman (1867 - 1949) was an eminent Anglican Bishop in the first half of the Twentieth century.
Wikipedia George Henry Chapman (November 22, 1832 ? June 16, 1882) was an American sailor, newspaper editor, lawyer, and soldier.
Wikipedia Patrick Lawrence Chapman (born 20 December 1940) is an English food writer, broadcaster and author, best known for founding The Curry Club.
Wikipedia Harry Edwin Chapman was a news anchor at WTVF CBS (NewsChannel5) in Nashville, Tennessee for 35 years before retiring in 2006.
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Wikipedia Stuart Chapman (born 6 May 1951) is an English former footballer.
Wikipedia Adam Chapman (born 29 November 1989) is a Northern Irish footballer who plays for Oxford United as a midfielder.
Wikipedia Nigel Chapman (born May 31, 1945) was an English cricketer.
Wikipedia Alger Baldwin Chapman (November 2, 1904 - November 3, 1983) was an attorney, businessman, New York state official, and adviser to New York Governor Thomas Dewey.
Wikipedia Frank Joseph Chapman (born 17 June 1953, West Ham) is the Chief Executive of BG Group, the oil and gas exploration company.
Wikipedia Professor Stephen Kenneth Chapman FRSE FRSC CChem PhD (born 1959) is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

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