The origins of the Loupe 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 Loupe family
The surname Loupe 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 Loupe family
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Loupe Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Loupe, Loup, Louppe, Leloup, Loupes, Laloup, Loubert, Leleu and many more.
Early Notables of the Loupe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Loupe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Loupe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John George Loupe, who arrived with his daughter Anna Barbara in South Carolina in 1753
Loupe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Francois Loupe dit Rochelet, from La Rochelle, who is on record in Chambly, Quebec in 1733
Contemporary Notables of the name Loupe (post 1700)
- Andrew Loupe (b. 1988), American PGA golfer