When Timothy T Gallup was born on 27 September 1818, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Elisha Gallup, was 26 and his mother, Content Wheeler, was 21.
English (Sussex): nickname possibly from Middle English galop (Old French galop) ‘gallop’ (the fastest pace of a horse) and given to one who habitually rode at speed, either through temperament or by occupation as a messenger. The surname itself has not been found before the 16th century, so it may be a shortened form of Galpin (earlier Galopin), which has a very similar post-medieval distribution and original sense. This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.
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