The ancestors of the first family to use the name Dellap lived among the Dalriadan people of ancient Scotland
. The name Dellap was given to someone who lived in the lands of Dunlop in the district of Cunningham. Until the mid-19th century, the name was locally pronounced Delap
Early Origins of the Dellap family
The surname Dellap 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.
Early History of the Dellap family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dellap 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 Dellap History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dellap Spelling Variations
are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland
. Dellap has been spelled Dunlop, Dunlap, Dunlope, Delap and others.
Early Notables of the Dellap family (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 Dellap Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dellap family to Ireland
Some of the Dellap 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.
Migration of the Dellap family to the New World and Oceana
These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence
was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Dellap were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Alexander Dunlop who had purchased lands and settled in New Hampshire
, in 1718. Several years later, James Dunlop landed in Augusta, Georgia.
The Dellap 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 Translation: With merit.