Lupton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Lupton surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the village of Lupton located in the county of Westmorland.

Early Origins of the Lupton family

The surname Lupton was first found in Westmorland at Lupton, now part of Cumbria. The township in the parish of Kirkby Lonsdale dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Lupetun [1] and literally meant "farmstead of a man called Hluppa," from the Old English personal name + "tun." [2] Lupton is an historic manor in the parish of Brixham, Devon and this manor dates back to the Domesday Book as Lochetone, lands held by Juhel of Totnes, within his feudal barony of Totnes. Much of the manor's interior was destroyed by fire in 1926, but was rebuilt and used during World War II by the American forces. In 2008, the Lupton Trust was established which uses the house and grounds for various functions to help with the costs of restoration.

Early History of the Lupton family

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Lupton Spelling Variations

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 Lupton include Lupton, Lipton and others.

Early Notables of the Lupton family (pre 1700)

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Lupton Ranking

In the United States, the name Lupton is the 13,013rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

United States Lupton migration to the United States +

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:

Lupton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • David Lupton, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • David Lupton, aged 23, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [4]
  • Jo Lupton, aged 25, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [4]
  • Mr. David Lupton, (b. 1612), aged 23, British settler traveling aboard the ship "Constance" arriving in Virginia in 1635 [5]
  • John Lupton, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Lupton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Richard Lupton, aged 23, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1810 [4]
  • James Lupton, who arrived in New York in 1821 [4]
  • Jane and Arthur Lupton, who settled in New York in 1822 with their two children
  • E F Lupton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]
  • W B Lupton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]

Canada Lupton migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lupton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Catherine Lupton, aged 40 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Odessa" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [6]

Australia Lupton migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lupton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Lupton, English convict who was convicted in Kent, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 18th June 1835, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [7]

New Zealand Lupton migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lupton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Lupton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Midlothian" in 1859

West Indies Lupton migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [8]
Lupton Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Mary Lupton, aged 30, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [4]
  • Mr. Mary Lupton, (b. 1605), aged 30, British settler travelling aboard the ship "Expedition" arriving in Barbados in 1636 [9]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lupton (post 1700) +

  • Stuart Kenneth Lupton (b. 1875), American politician, U.S. Consul in Messina, 1909; Catania, 1909; Karachi, 1909-14; Chefoo, 1919-21; Sofia, 1924-27; U.S. Consul General in Guatemala City, 1914-16; Bombay, 1916-19
  • William R. Lupton, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 47th District, 1936; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940, 1948; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 42nd District, 1946; Mayor of Niagara Falls, New York, 1948-49
  • Samuel L. Lupton, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 8th District, 1865-69
  • John Mather Lupton (1917-2002), American Republican politician, Advertising business; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives; Member of Connecticut State Senate; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1962
  • John M. Lupton (b. 1856), American Republican politician, Seed grower; President, Long Island Seed Company; Member of New York State Assembly from Suffolk County 1st District, 1906-10
  • Grant Lupton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1900
  • Ellis P. Lupton, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Colorado State House of Representatives, 1950
  • Edmund R. Lupton, American Republican politician, Insurance business; Member of New York State Assembly from Suffolk County 1st District, 1937-56
  • A. G. Lupton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1908
  • Ellen Lupton (b. 1963), American graphic designer, writer, curator, and educator
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Peter Lupton, British Leading Seaman Able Bodied, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [10]

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Pilgrim Ship's of 1600's (Retrieved October 5th 2021, retrieved from
  6. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 40)
  7. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from
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  9. ^ Pilgrim Ship Lists Early 1600's retrieved 29th September 2021. (Retrieved from
  10. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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