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The name Jolup was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to 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 Jolup described the physical abilities of the original bearer.
The surname Jolup 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.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Jolup include Gollop, Gallop, Gallup, Gollup and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jolup research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jolup History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Anne, Christobel, Humphrey and John Gallop who settled in Nantasket in 1630.
The Jolup Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jolup 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.
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