Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for 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 Jolope 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
And yet another source claims that the name could have been "local-the last syllable being a corruption of Hope-Galhope." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early Origins of the Jolope family
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.
Early History of the Jolope family
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Jolope Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Jolope have been found, including Gollop, Gallop, Gallup, Gollup and others.
Early Notables of the Jolope family (pre 1700)
Dorset, he was a wealthy merchant who acquired...
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Migration of the Jolope family to Ireland
Some of the Jolope family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Jolope family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Jolope, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Anne, Christobel, Humphrey and John Gallop who settled in Nantasket in 1630.
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