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Where did the Scottish Walkup family come from? When did the Walkup family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Walkup family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Waugh, Wauchope, Waughe, Walge, Wach, Walcht and others.

First found in Dumfriesshire, where they held a family seat in Wauchopedale from about the year 1150. Robert de Wauchope was one of twelve knights who negotiated the law of the border territories in 1249.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walkup research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1590, 1672, 1656, 1734, 1723, 1751 and are included under the topic Early Walkup History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Walkup Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Walkup family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mathew Waugh, a soldier, settled in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1837; John Wauchope settled in Philadelphia in 1825; Dorothy Waugh settled in New England in 1656.

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  • James Elton Walkup (1909-1997), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1934 through 1939
  • James Huey "Jim" Walkup (1895-1990), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in 1927
  • Bruce Walkup (b. 1944), retired American racecar driver
  • John Walkup, American politician, 5th Lieutenant Governor of California, 1858 to 1860
  • Robert E. Walkup (b. 1936), American politician, Mayor of Tucson, Arizona (1999-2011)
  • Mary Roe Walkup, American delegate in the Maryland House of Delegates


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