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Gollop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Gollop comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture 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 Gollop 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.



Early Origins of the Gollop family


The surname Gollop 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.

Early History of the Gollop family


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Gollop Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Gollop has undergone many spelling variations, including Gollop, Gallop, Gallup, Gollup and others.

Early Notables of the Gollop 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...
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Migration of the Gollop family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gollop Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Gollop and his wife arrived in Port Adelaide aboard the ship "Apolline" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) APOLLINE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Apolline.gif
  • John Gollop, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Apolline" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) APOLLINE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Apolline.gif
  • Mrs. Ann Broad Gollop, (b. 1822), aged 30 born in Bodmin, Cornwall, UK convicted in Exeter on 17th March 1852, sentenced for 7 years for stealing money, transported aboard the ship "D. Northumberland" in 1852 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf

Contemporary Notables of the name Gollop (post 1700)


  • Geoffrey Richard "Geoff" Gollop OBE (b. 1955), British Conservative politician, Deputy Mayor of Bristol, former Lord Mayor of Bristol, and former Deputy Lord Mayor of Bristol
  • Julian Gollop, British game designer of strategy games and founder of Codo Technologies

Historic Events for the Gollop family



HMS Dorsetshire

  • Herbert William Gollop, British Leading Seaman aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. F. Gollop (d. 1912), aged 28, English Assistant Passage Cook from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) APOLLINE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Apolline.gif
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  5. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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