Origins Available: French
The origins of the Loup name come from two distinct sources; in some instances, the name came from the animal "wolf," or "loup" in French, while other occurrences of this surname were no doubt derived from the Saint Loup of Troyes in the 5th century, who is said to have stopped Attila.
Early Origins of the Loup family
The surname Loup was first found in La Rochelle, a port city, and capital of the former Aunis province of France. Early recorded references to the name include Michel Le Loup who was landlord of Comptes in 1572, his son Yves Le Loup, who was a "conseiller" to the king in 1622, as well as Anne, the daughter of Claude and Francoise Le Loupe, who was christened at Gerbeviller in the department of Meurthe-Et-Moselle in July, 1619.
Early History of the Loup family
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Loup Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Loupe, Loup, Louppe, Leloup, Loupes, Laloup, Loubert, Leleu and many more.
Early Notables of the Loup family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Loup family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Loup Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Benjamin Loup, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1804 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)