Donlop is a Dalriadan-Scottish name, no doubt originally for a person 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 Donlop family
The surname Donlop 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 Donlop family
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Donlop Spelling Variations
were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Donlop has appeared in various documents spelled Dunlop, Dunlap, Dunlope, Delap and others.
Early Notables of the Donlop 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 Donlop Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Donlop family to Ireland
Some of the Donlop family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Donlop family to the New World and Oceana
Many who arrived from Scotland
settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many settlers who remained loyal to England
went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Donlop family emigrate to North America: Alexander Dunlop who had purchased lands and settled in New Hampshire
, in 1718. Several years later, James Dunlop landed in Augusta, Georgia.
The Donlop 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.