Trope History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Trope family

The surname Trope was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The family name was first referenced in the year 1177 when Adam Drope held lands.

Drope is a hamlet in the valley of the River Ely in Vale of Glamorgan, southeast Wales.

Early History of the Trope family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trope research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1330, 1477, 1455, 1487, 1629, 1671, 1645, 1647, 1648, 1660, 1662, 1667, 1669, 1670 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Trope History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Trope Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Drope, Droop, Droope, Trope, Trupe, Thrope, Trope and many more.

Early Notables of the Trope family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Francis Drope (1629?-1671), an English arboriculturist, younger son of the Rev. Thomas Drope, B.D., vicar of Cumnor, Berkshire, and rector of Ardley, near Bicester, Oxfordshire. "He became a demy of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1645, three years after his brother John, and graduated as B.A. in 1647. In 1648 he was ejected, having probably, like his brother, borne arms for the king, and...
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West Indies Trope 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. [1]
Trope Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • George Trope, aged 21, who landed in Barbados in 1683 [2]


  1. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  2. ^ 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)


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