Anglo-Saxon name Golup comes from its first bearer, 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 Golup 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 Golup 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 Golup family
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Golup Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Golup has been spelled many different ways, including Gollop, Gallop, Gallup, Gollup and others.
Early Notables of the Golup family (pre 1700)
Dorset, he was a wealthy merchant who acquired...
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Migration of the Golup family to Ireland
Some of the Golup family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Golup family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Golups to arrive in North America: Anne, Christobel, Humphrey and John Gallop who settled in Nantasket in 1630.
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