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The name Alsop is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in Alsopenledale, a chapelry in the parish of Ashbourne, in the county of Derbyshire.

Alsop Early Origins



The surname Alsop was first found in the county of Derbyshire in the midland of England where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Their name was recorded in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a census taken by King William in 1086. At this time the name was spelt Elleshope. In 1175 Gamel Allsopp was recorded as having estates in or about the village of Alsop, in Derbyshire.

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Alsop Spelling Variations


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Alsop Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Alsop were recorded, including Allsopp, Allsop, Alsopp, Alsop, Elleshope and others.

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Alsop Early History


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Alsop Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alsop research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1630 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Alsop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alsop Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alsop Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Alsop Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Alsop family emigrate to North America:

Alsop Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Alsop who settled in New Haven in 1635, in 1647 he married Elizabeth Preston
  • Joseph Alsop, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Thomas Alsop, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Timothy Alsop, who landed in New Haven, Conn in 1646
  • Christopher Alsop, who landed in Maryland in 1649
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Alsop Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Alsop, who arrived in Long Island in 1718

Alsop Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nathaniel Alsop, who arrived in New Jersey in 1811
  • George B Alsop, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849
  • George H Alsop, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Alsop Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Alsop, English convict from Northampton, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • William Alsop, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • J. Alsop arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alsop (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alsop (post 1700)



  • Stewart Alsop Jr. (b. 1952), American journalist and businessman
  • Stewart Alsop (1914-1974), American newspaper columnist and political analyst
  • Marin Alsop (b. 1956), American conductor
  • Joseph Alsop (1910-1989), American journalist
  • John Alsop (1724-1794), American delegate to the Continental Congress
  • Julian Alsop (b. 1973), English footballer
  • Gilbert Alsop (1908-1992), English footballer
  • Will Alsop (b. 1947), British Architect
  • Vincent Alsop (1630-1703), British Nonconformist clergyman

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Motto


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Motto



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: Festina lente
Motto Translation: Be quick without impetuosity.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Alsop Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alsop 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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