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Schup History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Schup. The Schup family lived in Peeblesshire. The name Schup is derived from the Old English scearp meaning "sharp" or "keen."

Early Origins of the Schup family


The surname Schup was first found in Peeblesshire, where they were one of the leading families on the Scottish/English border.

Early History of the Schup family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schup research.
Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1439, 1666, 1474, 1639, 1707, 1613, 1679, 1661, 1679, 1644, 1714, 1691, 1714, 1689, 1691, 1651, 1742, 1650, 1702, 1643, 1707, 1681 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Schup History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schup Spelling Variations


Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Schup has been spelled Sharp, Sharpe, Scharpe, Scharp, Schearpe and many more.

Early Notables of the Schup family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was James Sharp (1613-1679) Scottish Presbyterian minister, leader of the "Resolutioners," and later, Archbishop of St Andrews (1661-1679); John Sharp (c. 1644-1714), English divine, Archbishop of York...
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Migration of the Schup family to Ireland


Some of the Schup family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 217 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Schup family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schup Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ruchart Schup, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • John Schup, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Margereta Schup, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Richard Schup, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

The Schup Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dum spiro spero
Motto Translation: While I have breath I hope.


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