Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a fast runner. The surname is derived from the Old Norman word walup and the Old French word galop. The word eventually became wallop which literally means to run. Therefore, the surname Colop described the physical abilities of the original bearer.
Another source agrees the name was of French origin but was derived from "a flat-bottomed boat used to load and unload ships, the surname being applied to the crew members." CITATION[CLOSE]
And yet another source claims that the name could have been "local-the last syllable being a corruption of Hope-Galhope." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early Origins of the Colop family
Dorset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Colop family
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Colop Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Gollop, Gallop, Gallup, Gollup and others.
Early Notables of the Colop family (pre 1700)
Dorset, he was a wealthy merchant who acquired...
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Migration of the Colop family to Ireland
Some of the Colop family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Colop family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Colop were among those contributors: Anne, Christobel, Humphrey and John Gallop who settled in Nantasket in 1630.
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