Gallup History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
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." 
And yet another source claims that the name could have been "local-the last syllable being a corruption of Hope-Galhope."  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 Gallup family
The surname Gallup was first found in Dorset at Strode, where the family has "a tradition of Danish or Swedish descent from a soldier of fortune who was living in 1465." 
Early History of the Gallup family
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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.
Early Notables of the Gallup 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 Southampton Castle in 1619. He built a windmill on the motte of the castle. Only...
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Gallup migration to the United States +
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 
- Crestabel Gallup, who landed in Massachusetts in 1633 
Gallup Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Albert Gallup, aged 46, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
- Amos Gallup, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1907
- Edith Gallup, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
- Granger N. Gallup, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
- Clara V. Gallup, aged 67, who landed in America, in 1914
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Gallup migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gallup Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Elsie C. Gallup, aged 40, who settled in Saskstoon, Canada, in 1908
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 
- Elizabeth Wells Gallup (1848-1934), American educator and exponent of the Baconian theory of Shakespearian authorship
- Kenneth W. Gallup, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 9 aerial victories
- Charles H. Gallup, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County 5th District, 1913-14 
- Benjamin Gallup, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives 
- Asa O. Gallup, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1908 
- Archie H. Gallup (b. 1933), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Scotland, 1909-12 
- Amos J. Gallup (b. 1812), American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 13th District, 1858, 1867 
- Amos Gallup, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stonington, 1822 
- ... (Another 35 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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)
- ^ Annie Gallup. (Retrieved 2011, June 24) Annie Gallup. Retrieved from http://www.anniegallup.com/
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html