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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.

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 234 words (17 lines of text) 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)



More information is included under the topic Early Gallop Notables 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 settled in Nantasket in 1630
  • Crestabel Gallop, who landed in Massachusetts in 1633
  • John Gallop, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Humphrey Gallop, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1643
  • Allen Gallop, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (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

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 [1]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

Gallop Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William F. Gallop, aged 21, arrived in Nelson 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)



  • Ruth Anne Gallop, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2000

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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. 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).
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. 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 11 February 2016 at 12:53.

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