Guppey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished Old English surname Guppey means "of Gopheye," and indicates someone who hails from the town of Gopheye in Dorset.

Early Origins of the Guppey family

The surname Guppey was first found in Dorset, where thee family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. However, many Saxon surnames survived and the family name Guppey was first referenced in the year 1327, when Nicholas Gopheye held estates in Somerset whence they had moved from Dorset.

Important Dates for the Guppey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guppey research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1392 is included under the topic Early Guppey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Guppey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Guppy, Goobie, Gophy, Gophie, Guppey, Gooby, Goby, Gobey, Guby, Gube and many more.

Early Notables of the Guppey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Guppey family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Guppie, who came to Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1653; Wm Guppy, who settled in Barbados in 1685; John Guppy, who immigrated to Maryland in 1771; Samuel Guppy, who was living in New York in 1834.

Contemporary Notables of the name Guppey (post 1700)

  • Joseph D. Guppey, American politician, Mayor of Dover, New Hampshire, 1879-80 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from
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