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Gallop is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a fast runner. The surname is derived from the Old Norman word walup and the Old French word galop. The word eventually became wallop which literally means to run. Therefore, the surname Gallop described the physical abilities of the original bearer.

Another source agrees the name was of French origin but was derived from "a flat-bottomed boat used to load and unload ships, the surname being applied to the crew members." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print

And yet another source claims that the name could have been "local-the last syllable being a corruption of Hope-Galhope." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
This latter simplistic entry essentially means that the 19th century author proposes that the name could have been a local name from "Hope-Galhope," a place that we cannot find today.

Gallop Early Origins



The surname Gallop was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Gallop Spelling Variations


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Gallop Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Gallop were recorded, including Gollop, Gallop, Gallup, Gollup and others.

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Gallop Early History


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Gallop Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallop research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1650, 1625, 1629, 1640, 1650 and 1619 are included under the topic Early Gallop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gallop Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gallop Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include George Gallop or Gollop (1590-1650), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Southampton (1625-1629) and (1640-1650). Son of Thomas Gallop, of Strode, Dorset, he was a wealthy merchant who acquired...

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

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Gallop In Ireland


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Gallop In Ireland



Some of the Gallop family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 82 words (6 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Gallop family emigrate to North America:

Gallop Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anne, Christobel, Humphrey and John Gallop who, who settled in Nantasket in 1630
  • Crestabel Gallop, who landed in Massachusetts in 1633 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Gallop, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Humphrey Gallop, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1643 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Allen Gallop, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gallop Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Gallop, who landed in New England in 1732 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gallop Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Benjamin Gallop, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. William Gallop U.E., "Gallopp" who settled in St. Andrews, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the 74th Regiment and was part of the Penobscot Association, became Magistrate in Charlotte County [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Richard Gallop (1808-1899), English immigrant to the Swan River Colony of Western Australia with his brothers James and Edward in October 1829, aboard the ship Lotus; after his indenture he grew to become one of the 100 most influential West Australian business leaders with a strong contribution to agriculture, great great uncle of Geoff Gallop

Gallop Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William F. Gallop, aged 21, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hannibal" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallop (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallop (post 1700)



  • Tom Gallop, American actor, best known for his role as Tom Cronin in the Bourne film series
  • Jane Anne Gallop (b. 1952), American Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1992-)
  • Sammy Gallop (1915-1971), American lyricist, known for his big band and swing songs of the 1940s and 1950s
  • Frank Gallop (1900-1988), American radio and television announcer, best known for his work as the announcer for radio's The Milton Berle Show and later as the announcer for Perry Como's television shows
  • Ruth Anne Gallop, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2000 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Angela Gallop, English forensic scientist who worked on the Stephen Lawrence murder case in 1993
  • Henry Gallop (1857-1940), English cricketer who played for Gloucestershire between 1877 and 1883
  • Colonel Reginald Clive Gallop (1892-1960), English engineer, racing driver and World War I pilot, member of the team which developed their first engine for Bentley Motors
  • Derek Anthony Gallop (b. 1951), former English cricketer
  • Lucinda "Cindy" Lee Gallop (b. 1960), English advertising consultant, founder and former chair of the advertising firm Bartle Bogle Hegarty, founder of the IfWeRanTheWorld and MakeLoveNotPorn companies
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. 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).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Gallop Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gallop 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.

This page was last modified on 20 October 2017 at 10:24.

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