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

Guppy Early Origins



The surname Guppy 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 Guppy was first referenced in the year 1327, when Nicholas Gopheye held estates in Somerset whence they had moved from Dorset.

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Guppy Spelling Variations


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Guppy Spelling Variations



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

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Guppy Early History


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Guppy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guppy research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1392 is included under the topic Early Guppy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guppy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guppy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Guppy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guppy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Guppy, who settled in Barbados in 1685

Guppy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Guppy, who immigrated to Maryland in 1771

Guppy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Guppy, who was living in New York in 1834
  • William Guppy, who arrived in New York in 1836
  • Edwin Guppy, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1859

Guppy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Guppy, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario

Guppy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Guppy, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia"
  • Emanuel Guppy, aged 31, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • Walter Guppy, aged 17, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"

Guppy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Guppy arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wyvern" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guppy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guppy (post 1700)



  • Kevin Guppy (b. 1987), American soccer player
  • Sarah Guppy (1770-1852), née Beach, an English inventor who held over 10 patents relating to seafaring
  • Stephen Andrew Guppy (b. 1969), English football left midfielder
  • John Guppy (1874-1937), Newfoundland fisherman, farmer and politician for Trinity Bay from 1919 to 1923
  • Hayden Guppy, Australian TV presenter
  • Neil Guppy (b. 1949), Canadian professor and sociologist at the University of British Columbia
  • Robert John Lechmere Guppy (1836-1916), British-born naturalist, eponym of the Guppy (fish)
  • Henry Guppy CBE (1861-1948), British Librarian of the John Rylands Library in Manchester from 1899 to 1948
  • Henry Brougham Guppy FRS (1854-1926), British botanist, recipient of the Linnean Medal

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Guppy Historic Events


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Guppy Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Miss Eleanor Guppy (1884-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Guppy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guppy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 March 2016 at 02:45.

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