Gallope is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was a name given to 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 Gallope 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." 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." 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.
Early Origins of the Gallope family
The surname Gallope 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.
Early History of the Gallope family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallope research.Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1650, 1625, 1629, 1640, 1650 and 1619 are included under the topic Early Gallope History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gallope 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 Gallope were recorded, including Gollop, Gallop, Gallup, Gollup and others.
Early Notables of the Gallope family (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 Gallope Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gallope family to the New World and Oceana
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 Gallope family emigrate to North America: Anne, Christobel, Humphrey and John Gallop who settled in Nantasket in 1630.
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- ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.