Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was 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 Galope 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]
And yet another source claims that the name could have been "local-the last syllable being a corruption of Hope-Galhope." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early Origins of the Galope family
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 Galope family
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Galope Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Galope are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Galope include: Gollop, Gallop, Gallup, Gollup and others.
Early Notables of the Galope family (pre 1700)
Dorset, he was a wealthy merchant who acquired...
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Migration of the Galope family to Ireland
Some of the Galope family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Galope family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Galope or a variant listed above: Anne, Christobel, Humphrey and John Gallop who settled in Nantasket in 1630.
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