Early Origins of the Wolop family
The surname Wolop 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 Wolop family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wolop 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 Wolop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wolop Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Wallhope, Wallop, Walopp, Walop, Wallopp, Wallope, Wellhope, Welhopp and many more.
Early Notables of the Wolop 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 Wolop Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wolop family to Ireland
Some of the Wolop 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 Wolop family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Wolop or a variant listed above: James Wallop who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749.
The Wolop 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.