Chape


Chape
This is a very old French word introduced after the 1066 Norman Invasion which relates to a maker (or possibly the wearer) of a distinctive cloak or hat worn by a clergyman. The same form of the name is found in 'Chapel' although quite what the connection is, is by no means clear. The modern spellings are, Chapp and Chape, both are rare, which is not perhaps surprising. The name is also found as a pure job description name as in, Chapeler. However, the initial description here is for one who made hats with herladic designs, perhaps because there was insufficient work on purely religious headwear. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Reginald Chape which was dated 1297 The Rolls of the Duchy of Cornwall during the reign of King Edward 1 The Hammer of the Scots 1272-1307 Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • chape — chape …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • chape — [ ʃap ] n. f. • 1080; bas lat. cappa « capuchon », puis « manteau » → cape 1 ♦ Vx Cape. (apr. 1250) Liturg. Long manteau de cérémonie, sans manches, agrafé par devant. Chape brodée. La chape de l officiant. Chape de cardinal. ⇒ cappa. Fig. La… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • chape — CHAPE. sub. f. Vêtement d Église en forme de manteau, qui s agraffe pardevant, et va jusqu aux talons, et que portent l Évêque, le Prêtre Officiant, les Chantres, etc. durant le Service Divin. Chape de drap d or, de satin, de damas. Chape en… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • chape — CHAPE. s. f. Sorte de long, grand & ample manteau qui va jusqu aux talons. Il se dit de cet ornement d Eglise qui s agraffe pardevant, & qui se portent par l Evesque, le Prestre officiant, les Chantres, &c. durant le service divin. Chape de drap… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Chape D'or — Chape Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 Architecture 2 Catholicisme 3 Mécaniqu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chape d'or — Chape Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 Architecture 2 Catholicisme 3 Mécaniqu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chapé — chapé, ée (cha pé, pée) adj. 1°   Terme de liturgie. Revêtu d une chape. 2°   Terme de blason. Il se dit de l écu qui s ouvre en chape ou en pavillon, depuis le milieu du chef jusqu au milieu des flancs. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Chape …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Chape — Chape, n. [F., a churchman s cope, a cover, a chape, fr. L. cappa. See {Cap}.] 1. The piece by which an object is attached to something, as the frog of a scabbard or the metal loop at the back of a buckle by which it is fastened to a strap. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chape — s. m. 1. Voz imitativa do som de coisa que bate ou cai na água. 2. Som onomatopaico dos ruídos tais como o do cachorro da espingarda batendo em falso.   ‣ Etimologia: origem onomatopaica …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • chape — Chape, voyez Chappe …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • chape — 1. m. Chile. Trenza de pelo. 2. Chile. Ciertas clases de moluscos, alguno comestible …   Diccionario de la lengua española


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