Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who 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 Galpun 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 Galpun 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 Galpun family
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Galpun Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Galpun has appeared include Gollop, Gallop, Gallup, Gollup and others.
Early Notables of the Galpun family (pre 1700)
Dorset, he was a wealthy merchant who acquired...
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Migration of the Galpun family to Ireland
Some of the Galpun family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Galpun family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Galpun arrived in North America very early: Anne, Christobel, Humphrey and John Gallop who settled in Nantasket in 1630.
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