Jesupp is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the ancient personal name Joseph.
The surname Jessop
was a baptismal name which meant Joseph.
Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.
Early Origins of the Jesupp family
The surname Jesupp was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Jesupp family
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Jesupp Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Jesupp family name include Jessop, Jessope, Jesop, Jesope, Jessopp, Jessup and many more.
Early Notables of the Jesupp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jesupp family to Ireland
Some of the Jesupp family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jesupp family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Jesupp family to immigrate North America: Walter Jessup settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635; Thomas Jessupp settled in Virginia in 1635; Robert Jessop settled in Massachusetts in 1635; Edward Jessup of Yorkshire
settled in Fairfield, Conn. in 1639..