Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Alsopenledale, a chapelry in the parish of Ashbourne, in the county of Derbyshire.
Early Origins of the Elsopp family
Derbyshire in the midland of England where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Their name was recorded in the Domesday Book, CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) a census taken by King William in 1086. At this time the name was spelt Elleshope. In 1175 Gamel Allsopp was recorded as having estates in or about the village of Alsop, in Derbyshire.
Early History of the Elsopp family
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Elsopp Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Elsopp family name include Allsopp, Allsop, Alsopp, Alsop, Elleshope and others.
Early Notables of the Elsopp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elsopp family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Elsopp surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Joseph Alsop who settled in New Haven in 1635; in 1647 he married Elizabeth Preston; John Alsop settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; Richard Alsopp arrived in Barbados in 1680.
The Elsopp 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: Festina lente
Motto Translation: Be quick without impetuosity.
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