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The name Gallup has a history dating as far back as the 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 Gallup 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.

Gallup Early Origins



The surname Gallup 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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Gallup Spelling Variations


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Gallup Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Gallup have been found, including Gollop, Gallop, Gallup, Gollup and others.

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Gallup Early History


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Gallup Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallup 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 Gallup History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gallup Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gallup 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 Gallup Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gallup In Ireland


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Gallup In Ireland



Some of the Gallup 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Gallup, or a variant listed above:

Gallup Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Gallup, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630 [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)
  • Crestabel Gallup, 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)

Gallup Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert Gallup, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Amos Gallup, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Edith Gallup, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Granger N. Gallup, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Clara V. Gallup, aged 67, who landed in America, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gallup Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Elsie C. Gallup, aged 40, who settled in Saskstoon, Canada, in 1908

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallup (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallup (post 1700)



  • George Horace Gallup (1901-1984), American pioneer of survey sampling techniques and inventor of the Gallup poll
  • Annie Gallup, American folk singer/songwriter [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Annie Gallup. (Retrieved 2011, June 24) Annie Gallup. Retrieved from http://www.anniegallup.com/
  • Elizabeth Wells Gallup (1848-1934), American educator and exponent of the Baconian theory of Shakespearian authorship
  • Charles H. Gallup, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County 5th District, 1913-14 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Benjamin Gallup, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Asa O. Gallup, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1908 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Archie H. Gallup (b. 1933), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Scotland, 1909-12 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Amos J. Gallup (b. 1812), American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 13th District, 1858, 1867 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Amos Gallup, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stonington, 1822 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Almer Fisk Gallup (b. 1884), American Republican politician, Pastor; Independent Republican Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Killingly, 1932. Nazarene [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 34 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  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. ^ Annie Gallup. (Retrieved 2011, June 24) Annie Gallup. Retrieved from http://www.anniegallup.com/
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Gallup Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gallup 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 21 June 2017 at 10:00.

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