Early Origins of the Welhopp family
The surname Welhopp was first found in Hampshire
where "the true and original name of this family is Barton - Peter Barton, lord of West Barton, having married Alice, only daughter and heiress of Sir Robert de Wallop, who died in the eleventh year of Edward I." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
There can be no doubt as to the authenticity of this quote, but one must question Sir Robert de Wallop's heritage, not Peter Barton. For this, we must look back further where the name "Matthew de Wallop, which was the title of one of it's early members, favours the opinion, that the Wallops were settled at Wallop as Saxon manorial lords anterior to the Conquest of England
, and that the family name is derived from that places." In fact, "four brothers are mentioned in [the] Domesday [Book] as possessing Wallop, in Hampshire." CITATION[CLOSE]
Stevens, Joseph, A Parochial History of St. Mary Bourne: With an Account of the Manor of Hurstbourne Priors, Hants. London: Whiting & Company, 1888. Print.
Early History of the Welhopp family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Welhopp research.Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1228, 1566, 1540, 1599, 1568, 1642, 1601, 1642, 1601, 1667, 1621, 1660, 1616, 1697 and 1581 are included under the topic Early Welhopp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Welhopp Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Wallhope, Wallop, Walopp, Walop, Wallopp, Wallope, Wellhope, Welhopp and many more.
Early Notables of the Welhopp family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Henry Wallop, Lord Justice of Ireland; Sir Oliver Wallop (d. 1566), of Farleigh Wallop in Hampshire; Sir Henry Wallop (c.1540-1599), an English statesman; Sir Henry Wallop (1568-1642), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1601... Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Welhopp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Welhopp family to Ireland
Some of the Welhopp family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 35 words (2 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 Welhopp family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Welhopp or a variant listed above: James Wallop who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749.
The Welhopp 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: En suivant la verite
Motto Translation: By following the truth.