Tulip

Tulip
This rare and unusual surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from some minor, unrecorded or now "lost" place, believed to have been situated in Northumberland, because of the large number of early recordings in that region. An estimated seven to ten thousand villages and hamlets are known to have disappeared since the 12th Century, due to such natural causes as the Black Death of 1348, in which an eighth of the population perished, and to the widespread practice of enforced "clearing" and enclosure of rural lands for sheep pastures from the 15th Century onwards. The component elements of the placename are believed to be the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Tula", with "hop", a small enclosed valley; hence "Tula's valley". Noted in the Northumberland Church Registers are Ellsabeth Tullop (1643), Anthony Towlope (1655) and John Tulopp (1672). Other recordings include: the marriage of John Tulip and Elizabeth Hedley on June 8th 1690 at Tynemouth, Northumberland; the marriage of William Tulip and Mary Welsh on July 30th 1693 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland; and the christening of John, son of Joseph and Mary Tulip, on February 14th 1697 at Easington, Durham. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Tulup, which was dated December 5th 1595, witness at a christening, at Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, known as "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • tulip — (n.) 1570s, via Du. or Ger. tulpe, Fr. tulipe a tulip, all ultimately from Turk. tülbent turban, also gauze, muslin, from Pers. dulband turban; so called from the fancied resemblance of the flower to a turban. Introduced from Turkey to Europe,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Tulip — Tu lip, n. [F. tulipe, OF. also tulipan, It. tulipano, tulipa, from Turk. tulbend, dulbend, literally, a turban, Per. dulband; so called from the resemblance of the form of this flower to a turban. See {Turban}.] (Bot.) Any plant of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tulip — ► NOUN ▪ a spring flowering plant with boldly coloured cup shaped flowers. ORIGIN French tulipe, from Persian, turban (from the shape of the flower) …   English terms dictionary

  • tulip — [to͞o′lip, tyo͞o′lip] n. [Fr tulipe (earlier tulipan) < Turk tülbend, TURBAN: from the flower s resemblance to a turban] 1. any of various bulb plants (genus Tulipa) of the lily family, mostly spring blooming, with long, broad, pointed leaves… …   English World dictionary

  • Tulip — For other uses, see Tulip (disambiguation). Tulip Cultivated tulip – Floriade 2005, Canberra Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • tulip — tu·lip (to͞o’lĭp, tyo͞o’ ) n. 1) Any of several bulbous plants of the genus Tulipa of the lily family, native chiefly to Asia and widely cultivated for their showy, variously colored, cup shaped flowers. 2) The flower of any of these plants. ╂… …   Word Histories

  • tulip — tuliplike, adj. /tooh lip, tyooh /, n. 1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Tulipa, of the lily family, cultivated in many varieties, and having lance shaped leaves and large, showy, usually erect, cup shaped or bell shaped flowers in… …   Universalium

  • tulip — n. 1 any bulbous spring flowering plant of the genus Tulipa, esp. one of the many cultivated forms with showy cup shaped flowers of various colours and markings. 2 a flower of this plant. Phrases and idioms: tulip root a disease of oats etc.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tulip — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dwarf ▪ early, late TULIP + NOUN ▪ bulb ▪ fields Tulip is used before these nouns: ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • tulip — UK [ˈtjuːlɪp] / US [ˈtulɪp] noun [countable] Word forms tulip : singular tulip plural tulips a colourful flower shaped like a cup that grows on a long stem in spring …   English dictionary

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