Kolp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of first people to use the name Kolp. The name was found in the place named Colp in Aberdeenshire.
Early Origins of the Kolp family
The surname Kolp was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland.
One of the first records of the family was Johannes Coup who was recorded there in Aberdeen in 1408. "A 'commone hande bell, with ale proffetis,' was granted to William Colp and his son, David Colp in the same town in 1503, and a payment was made in 1518 to Sir Andrew Cup, evidently a cleric." 
Early History of the Kolp family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kolp research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1408 is included under the topic Early Kolp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kolp Spelling Variations
In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Kolp has appeared Culp, Colp, Cup, Cope and others.
Early Notables of the Kolp family (pre 1700)
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Kolp migration to the United States +
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Kolp:
Kolp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Jacob Kolp, aged 23, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 
- Jurich Michell Kolp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 
- Michell Kolp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 
- Peiter Kolp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 
- Philip Kolp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747 
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Kolp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Franz Kolp, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859 
Related Stories +
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)