Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was 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 Galpen 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 Galpen 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 Galpen family
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Galpen Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Galpen family name include Gollop, Gallop, Gallup, Gollup and others.
Early Notables of the Galpen family (pre 1700)
Dorset, he was a wealthy merchant who acquired...
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Migration of the Galpen family to Ireland
Some of the Galpen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Galpen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Galpen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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