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The ancestors of the name Harrop date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the small hamlet of Harrup, in the county of Cheshire.

Harrop Early Origins



The surname Harrop was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Harrup a small hamlet in Cheshire. Many historians have conjectured about the origin of this name, including definitions such as, an abbreviation of Harehope found in Northumberland, but this name is believed to be of an ancient Cheshire family which has held a family seat in that county for at least one thousand years.

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Harrop Spelling Variations


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Harrop Spelling Variations



Harrop has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Harrap, Harrop, Harehope, Harropp, Harrupp, Harupp, Haropp and many more.

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Harrop Early History


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Harrop Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harrop research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harrop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harrop Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harrop Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harrop 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Harrops to arrive on North American shores:

Harrop Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Harrop who settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1726
  • James Harrop settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768

Harrop Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Harrop, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833
  • Hugh Harrop settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • John Harrop settled in Philadelphia in 1838
  • Thomas Harrop, who landed in New York in 1842
  • Samuel Harrop settled in Philadelphia in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harrop Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Harrop, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"

Harrop Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edwin Harrop arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Estrella" in 1870
  • Elizabeth Harrop arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Estrella" in 1870
  • Sarah Jane Harrop arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Estrella" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harrop (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harrop (post 1700)



  • William Caldwell Harrop (b. 1929), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Guinea, 1975-77; Kenya, 1980; Seychelles, 1980-82; Zaire, 1987-91; Israel, 1991
  • Roy M. Harrop, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1922
  • James L. Harrop, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State Senate First Worcester District, 1917-18
  • Daniel S. Harrop, American Republican politician, Physician; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 2012
  • Daniel S. III Harrop, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Rhode Island State House of Representatives 3rd District, 2002
  • Arthur H. Harrop, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1934
  • Froma Harrop (b. 1950), American writer and author ranked 20th among the top 100 syndicated columnists
  • Joseph Harrop (1867-1936), English mill owner and mayor of Morley, West Yorkshire
  • James Harrop (1884-1958), English footballer
  • Max Harrop (b. 1993), English football midfielder
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Harrop Historic Events


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Harrop Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Eric Harrop, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Harrop Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harrop 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 16 December 2015 at 12:30.

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