J is for… Jupp #AtoZChallenge

As you might have seen from my posts about service records, one of the family surnames I have been researching is Jupp. Until five years ago, I had never actually heard of the name Jupp as it relates to my family, until I started asking my Grandad about his family.

My Grandad’s mum was born Dorothy Louisa Jupp in 1899 and at that time she was the youngest of three children, and the only girl, living in Surbiton with their parents Louisa Katie and James George. James George was a farrier by trade, a trade this his eldest son James Charles eventually joined him in. In between 1899 and the 1911 census, 3 further children, including one other girl, were born into the family who were living in Richmond Grove, Kingston upon Thames, as shown on this map:


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Dorothy married Sidney Martin in 1919, and my Grandad’s sister, also Dorothy, came along shortly afterwards – what was I saying about shotgun weddings?? My Grandad came next in 1921 and they had a further two siblings – the rest of our family is, as they say, history!

Back to the Jupp family, and in the course of my research I have had contact with some descendants of James Charles Jupp through Genes Reunited, but have not found any other details about the rest of the family.

It does make me curious about other Jupps I notice and makes me wonder if I’m distantly related to Miles Jupp, aka Archie from Balamory because, frankly, that would be awesome!!

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8 Responses to J is for… Jupp #AtoZChallenge

  1. Patty says:

    Great idea for a theme. Jupp! Who knew? I like your blog banner too!

    A to Z

  2. I could google it but in case others are interested too, what’s a farrier?

    • Stacey says:

      It’s another word for a Blacksmith, but one that specialises in shoeing horses and hoof care, rather than making other metal stuff.

  3. I love, love, love learning about family history. This is fantastic stuff! I would be curious, too, about the Jupps. I have the top layer peeled away by other family researchers, but I want to know more. I want to go to these places! I know my son was named Samuel because somehow I knew, in my blood, there were many Samuel’s in our family lineage. No one told me and it seems to random I chose the name!

    I am so glad I came by to visit on J day!

    Have a splendid A to Z day!

    • Stacey says:

      Thanks for coming by. Yes, I find it endlessly fascinating. We have a lot of Jameses in my family and out son’s middle name is James 🙂

  4. Family histories are always interesting to me, even those of people I’ve never met. I like getting more a sense of the past and place.

    Take 25 to Hollister
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    • Stacey says:

      I really love hearing about other family histories – it gives me hope that I’ll find something amazing or scandalous in my own tree… Thanks for stopping by.

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