Drope History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Drope family

The surname Drope was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The family name was first referenced in the year 1177 when Adam Drope held lands.

Drope is a hamlet in the valley of the River Ely in Vale of Glamorgan, southeast Wales.

Early History of the Drope family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drope research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1330, 1477, 1455, 1487, 1629, 1671, 1645, 1647, 1648, 1660, 1662, 1667, 1669, 1670 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Drope History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Drope Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Drope, Droop, Droope, Trope, Trupe, Thrope, Trope and many more.

Early Notables of the Drope family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Francis Drope (1629?-1671), an English arboriculturist, younger son of the Rev. Thomas Drope, B.D., vicar of Cumnor, Berkshire, and rector of Ardley, near Bicester, Oxfordshire. "He became a demy of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1645, three years after his brother John, and graduated as B.A. in 1647. In 1648 he was ejected, having probably, like his brother, borne arms for the king, and...
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Migration of the Drope family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Drope (post 1700) +

  • Robert Earle Drope (1898-1969), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Northumberland (1945-1949)
  • Kirsten Drope, German soprano


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