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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈwɔːl.poʊl/  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsWaple, Waples, Warble

Meaning & History

Originally indicated a person from either of two places by this name in Norfolk and Suffolk (see Walpole). Famous bearers of the surname include Robert Walpole (1676-1745), the first Prime Minister of Great Britain, and his youngest son, the writer Horace Walpole (1717-1797). It was also borne by Henry Walpole (1558-1595), a martyred Jesuit priest who was declared a saint in 1970.
Added 4/15/2021 by audraelizabeth
Edited 12/28/2023 by SeaHorse15