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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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  7. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  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.

This page was last modified on 21 December 2011 at 18:11.

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