Guntripp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Guntripp family

The surname Guntripp was first found in Northumberland where Yvo de Gunethorp was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for 1207.

Gunthorpe can be found in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. The Domesday Book had two entries for these place names: in Norfolk, the parish was known as Gunestorp; and in Nottinghamshire the hamlet was known as Gulnetorp. [1]

Early London records show Bartholomew de Gunthorp and Robert de Gunthorp, 20 Edward I (during the twentieth year of King Edward I's reign.) [2]

Literally the place names meant "outlying farmstead of a man called Gunni." [3]

Early History of the Guntripp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guntripp research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1310, 1623, 1698, 1498, 1460, 1466, 1468 and 1477 are included under the topic Early Guntripp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Guntripp Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunthorpe, Gunthorp, Gunthrop, Gunthrup, Guntrip and others.

Early Notables of the Guntripp family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was John Gunthorpe or Gundorp (died 1498), an English administrator, Keeper of the Privy Seal and Dean of Wells. He is "said to have been educated at Balliol College, and afterwards to have accompanied John Free to Italy, where he studied at Ferrara under Guarino of Verona (d. 1460), and became one of his most learned pupils. On returning to England Gunthorpe was...
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New Zealand Guntripp migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Guntripp Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary Guntripp, (b. 1837), aged 26, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Huntress" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st April 1863 [4]


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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