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Where did the Irish Supple family come from? What is the Irish Supple family crest and coat of arms? When did the Supple family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Supple family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Supple, Soople and others.

First found in counties Cork and Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland, in the province of Munster, where the name is present and quite numerous in almost every extant record. The first ancestor of the Supple family in Ireland came in 1171 as a member of Strongbow's forces, and was granted lands in Limerick and Cork.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Supple research. Another 286 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1848 is included under the topic Early Supple History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 47 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Supple Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Supple Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Supple, who emigrated from Ireland to America around 1737

Supple Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • John Supple, who landed in New York in 1817
  • John Supple, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • Jos Supple, aged 24, arrived in America in 1822
  • D Supple, aged 17, arrived in America in 1822
  • Joseph and D. Supple, who arrived in New York in 1822


  • Tim Supple, English theatre and opera director, with a reputation for breathing new life into familiar stories
  • Danton Supple, English music Producer/Mixer
  • Brooke Supple, Australian pop singer
  • Barry Emanuel Supple (b. 1930), CBE, FBA, English Emeritus Professor of Economic History, University of Cambridge


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mens conscia recti
Motto Translation: Mens conscia recti.


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  2. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  8. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  11. ...

The Supple Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Supple Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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