Meaning and Origin of: Balthrop

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from a lost place, probably in Cambridgeshire, where the surname is recorded in the 17th century. The second element of the place name is a metathesized form of Old English þorp ‘settlement’; the first element is of uncertain origin. The surname is now extinct in the British Isles.
  • William Baltrop, Baldrop, or Boltrop came to VA from England in about 1664.