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.