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The name Alsopp has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Alsopenledale, a chapelry in the parish of Ashbourne, in the county of Derbyshire.

Alsopp Early Origins



The surname Alsopp 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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Alsopp Spelling Variations


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Alsopp Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Alsopp have been found, including Allsopp, Allsop, Alsopp, Alsop, Elleshope and others.

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Alsopp Early History


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Alsopp Early History



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

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Alsopp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alsopp Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Alsopp 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Alsopp, or a variant listed above:

Alsopp Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Alsopp, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Joseph Alsopp, aged 14, arrived in America in 1635
  • Tho Alsopp, aged 20, landed in New England in 1635
  • Henry Alsopp, who arrived in Virginia in 1648
  • Richard Alsopp arrived in Barbados in 1680

Alsopp Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas V Alsopp landed in Waiorongomai, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alsopp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alsopp (post 1700)



  • Harold Alsopp, Author

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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)

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. 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).
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. 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.
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The Alsopp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alsopp 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 4 September 2013 at 14:27.

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