Guppy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Guppy family

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.

Important Dates for the Guppy family

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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.

Early Notables of the Guppy family (pre 1700)

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Guppy migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Edwin Guppy, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1859

Guppy migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guppy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Guppy, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario

Guppy migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Guppy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Guppy, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia" [2]
  • Emanuel Guppy, aged 31, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent" [3]
  • Walter Guppy, aged 17, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent" [3]

Guppy 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:

Guppy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Robert Guppy, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wyvern" in 1856

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

Historic Events for the Guppy family

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 [4]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm
  4. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
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