Troup History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Troup family

The surname Troup was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in East Flanders, a province in Belgium. Within this province the notable towns are Ghent, the capital city, St Nicolas, Alost, Termonde and Oudenarde. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Troup family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Troup research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1779 is included under the topic Early Troup History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Troup Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stroop, Stroup, Strope, Stroopere, Struppi and others.

Early Notables of the Troup family (pre 1700)

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United States Troup migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Troup Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Charlotta Troup, who arrived in America in 1749
  • George Troup, who settled in Alabama in 1781
Troup Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andreas Troup, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1835
  • John Troup, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [1]
  • Jacob Troup, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1865

Canada Troup migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Troup Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Troup, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1823

New Zealand Troup 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:

Troup Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Troup, (b. 1861), aged Infant, British settler travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 10th February 1862 [2]
  • Mr. James Troup, (b. 1832), aged 29, British shepherd travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 10th February 1862 [2]
  • Mrs. Isabella Troup, (b. 1838), aged 23, British settler travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 10th February 1862 [2]
  • Mr. Robert Troup, (b. 1863), aged 20, Scottish settler travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Trevelyan" arriving in Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 30th December 1883 [3]
  • Eliza Troup, aged 24, a housemaid, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

Contemporary Notables of the name Troup (post 1700) +

  • Torell Troup (b. 1988), former American football defensive tackle
  • Ronne Troup (b. 1945), American actress and educator, best known for her role as Polly Williams Douglas in the sitcom My Three Sons, daughter of Bobby Troup
  • Robyn Troup (b. 1988), American singer and winner of the "My Grammy Moment" contest organized by NARAS and Yahoo! Music in 2007
  • Robert Troup (1756-1832), American American Revolutionary War soldier, lawyer and jurist, Secretary of the Board of War in 1778 and Secretary of the Board of Treasury from 1779 to 1780
  • Kyle Troup (b. 1991), American, right-handed, two-handed professional ten-pin bowler
  • James William Troup (1855-1931), American steamship captain, Canadian Pacific Railway administrator and shipping pioneer
  • Robert Wesley "Bobby" Troup Jr. (1918-1999), American actor, jazz pianist, singer and songwriter, best known for writing the popular standard "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66"
  • Paul William "Bill" Troup III (1951-2013), American NFL football player for the Baltimore Colts (1974–1979) and the Green Bay Packers in 1980
  • George McIntosh Troup (1780-1856), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia (1807-1815), United States Senator from Georgia (1816-1818), and (1829-1833), eponym of Troup county Georgia
  • Major Walter Troup (1869-1940), English first class cricketer born in Uttar Pradesh, India
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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