The distinguished Old English surname Gupton means "of Gopheye," and indicates someone who hails from the town of Gopheye in Dorset.
Early Origins of the Gupton family
The surname Gupton 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 Gupton was first referenced in the year 1327, when Nicholas Gopheye held estates in Somerset
whence they had moved from Dorset.
Early History of the Gupton family
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Gupton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Guppy, Goobie, Gophy, Gophie, Guppey, Gooby, Goby, Gobey, Guby, Gube and many more.
Early Notables of the Gupton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gupton family to the New World and Oceana
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 Gupton (post 1700)
- Cheatham W. Gupton, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
- William Gupton, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Nashville, Tennessee, 1933-48 CITATION[CLOSE]
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