Walkup History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Walkup family

The surname Walkup was first found in Dumfriesshire, where they held a family seat in Wauchopedale from about the year 1150. Robert de Wauchope was one of twelve knights who negotiated the law of the border territories in 1249.

Early History of the Walkup family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walkup research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1590, 1672, 1656, 1734, 1723, 1751, 1682 and are included under the topic Early Walkup History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Walkup Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Waugh, Wauchope, Waughe, Walge, Wach, Walcht and others.

Early Notables of the Walkup family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert de Wauchope; John Waugh (1656-1734), an English clergyman, Bishop of Carlisle from 1723; and his son, John Waugh who...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Walkup Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Walkup family to Ireland

Some of the Walkup family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Walkup migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Walkup Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Samuel K. Walkup, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Southampton, England [1]
  • Samuel Walkup, aged 42, who arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool, England [2]
  • Lyndon Burch Walkup, aged 14, who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Glasgow, Scotland [3]
  • Grace Burch Walkup, aged 42, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "America" from Napoli, Italy [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Walkup (post 1700) +

  • James Elton Walkup (1909-1997), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1934 through 1939
  • James Huey "Jim" Walkup (1895-1990), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in 1927
  • Bruce Walkup (b. 1944), retired American racecar driver
  • John Walkup, American politician, 5th Lieutenant Governor of California, 1858 to 1860
  • Robert E. Walkup (b. 1936), American politician, Mayor of Tucson, Arizona (1999-2011)
  • Mary Roe Walkup, American delegate in the Maryland House of Delegates


The Walkup 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: Industria ditat
Motto Translation: Industry enriches.


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX1F-NZ4 : 6 December 2014), Samuel K. Walkup, 28 Aug 1909; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ2C-7M5 : 6 December 2014), Samuel Walkup, 24 Jun 1911; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNP2-C6G : 6 December 2014), Lyndon Burch Walkup, 03 Aug 1913; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W4-MMV : 6 December 2014), Grace Burch Walkup, 01 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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