Alsop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Alsop family

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] 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.

Important Dates for the Alsop family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alsop research. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1630, 1703, 1726, 1696, 1706 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Alsop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Alsop family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Vincent Alsop (ca. 1630-1703), an English Nonconformist clergyman. Anthony Alsop (d. 1726), was an English poetical writer, educated at Westminster and Christ Church...
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Alsop migration to the United States

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 [2]
  • Thomas Alsop, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635 [2]
  • Timothy Alsop, who landed in New Haven, Connecticut in 1646 [2]
  • Christopher Alsop, who landed in Maryland in 1649 [2]
  • ... (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 [2]
Alsop Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nathaniel Alsop, who arrived in New Jersey in 1811 [2]
  • George B Alsop, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849 [2]
  • George H Alsop, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Alsop migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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 [3]
  • William Alsop, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]
  • J. Alsop, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1849 [5]

Alsop migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Alsop Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Alfred Alsop, (b. 1862), aged 3, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 1st January 1866 [6]
  • Mr. Arthur Alsop, (b. 1860), aged 5, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 1st January 1866 [6]
  • Miss Clara Alsop, (b. 1858), aged 7, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 1st January 1866 [6]
  • Mr. Thomas E. Alsop, (b. 1855), aged 10, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 1st January 1866 [6]
  • Mrs. Ann Alsop, (b. 1831), aged 34, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 1st January 1866 [6]
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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
  • William Allen "Will" Alsop OBE RA (1947-2018), British architect and Professor of Architecture at University for the Creative Arts's Canterbury School of Architecture
  • Vincent Alsop (1630-1703), British Nonconformist clergyman
  • Adelaïde Alsop Robineau (1865-1929), American painter, potter and ceramist, considered one of the top ceramists of her era

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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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES originally CHARLES FORBES 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirCharlesForbes.gif
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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