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The rugged west coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancestral home of the Delap family. Their name indicates that the original bearer lived in the lands of Dunlop in the district of Cunningham. Until the mid-19th century, the name was locally pronounced Delap or Dulap.

Delap Early Origins



The surname Delap was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where one of the first records of the name was Dominius Willelmus de Dunlop who was listed as a witness to an indenture in 1260. Interestingly, the original document was lost but a notarial copy was made in 1444. The Ragman Rolls list Neill Fitz-Robert de Dunlop.

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Delap Spelling Variations


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Delap Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Delap has been spelled Dunlop, Dunlap, Dunlope, Delap and others.

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Delap Early History


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Delap Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delap research. Another 567 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1496, 1564, 1663, 1665, 1677, 1745, 1620, 1667, 1654, 1700, 1690, 1700, 1692, 1720, 1684, 1747, 1706 and are included under the topic Early Delap History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Delap Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Delap Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Alexander Dunlop (c.1620-c.1667), a Presbyterian minister at Paisley, Scotland; William Dunlop, the Elder (c.1654-1700) a Covenanter, adventurer, and Principal of the University of Glasgow from 1690 to 1700; and...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delap Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Delap In Ireland


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Delap In Ireland



Some of the Delap family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Delap arrived in North America very early:

Delap Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Delap, aged 22, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1804
  • Christian Delap, aged 18, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1804
  • Francis Delap, aged 50, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1804
  • Jane Delap, aged 20, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1804
  • Aaron Delap, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1812

Delap Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Delap, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • James Delap, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Margaret Delap, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Delap (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Delap (post 1700)



  • Truman H. DeLap, American politician who served in the California legislature and during World War I
  • Tony DeLap (b. 1927), American abstract sculptor
  • Truman H. DeLap, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948, 1952, 1956; Member of Republican National Committee from California, 1952
  • John Delap (1725-1812), English churchman and academic
  • Maude Jane Delap (1866-1953), Irish self-taught marine biologist, known for being the first person to breed jellyfish in captivity
  • Patrick Delap (1932-1987), Irish Fianna Fáil politician and physician
  • Rory John Delap (b. 1976), English-born, Irish former footballer who played from 1994 to 2013, member of the Republic of Ireland U21 and Republic of Ireland National teams (1996-2004)
  • Richard Delap (1942-1987), Canadian science fiction writer, editor, and reviewer, nominated for the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer

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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: Merito
Motto Translation: With merit.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Delap Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Delap 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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