Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Harropp is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the small hamlet of Harrup, in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Harropp family
The surname Harropp 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.
Early History of the Harropp family
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Harropp Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Harropp has been spelled many different ways, including Harrap, Harrop, Harehope, Harropp, Harrupp, Harupp, Haropp and many more.
Early Notables of the Harropp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harropp family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Harropps to arrive in North America: Thomas Harrop who settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1726; James Harrop settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768; Hugh Harrop settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834.