Jolip History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origins of the Jolip surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a person who was a fast runner. The surname is derived from the Old Norman word walup and the Old French word galop. The word eventually became wallop which literally means to run. Therefore, the surname Jolip described the physical abilities of the original bearer.

Another source agrees the name was of French origin but was derived from "a flat-bottomed boat used to load and unload ships, the surname being applied to the crew members." [1]

And yet another source claims that the name could have been "local-the last syllable being a corruption of Hope-Galhope." [2] This latter simplistic entry essentially means that the 19th century author proposes that the name could have been a local name from "Hope-Galhope," a place that we cannot find today.

Early Origins of the Jolip family

The surname Jolip was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Jolip family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jolip research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1650, 1625, 1629, 1640, 1650 and 1619 are included under the topic Early Jolip History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jolip 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. Jolip has been spelled many different ways, including Gollop, Gallop, Gallup, Gollup and others.

Early Notables of the Jolip family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include George Gallop or Gollop (1590-1650), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Southampton (1625-1629) and (1640-1650). Son of Thomas Gallop, of Strode, Dorset, he was a wealthy merchant who acquired...
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jolip Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Jolip family

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 Jolips to arrive in North America: Anne, Christobel, Humphrey and John Gallop who settled in Nantasket in 1630.

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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