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  • Becca Troupp (1967 - 2001)
    Rebecca Troupp was born in 1967 in London, UK. She was an actress, known for appearances in, for example, Viisi laukausta senaatissa (1992), Juhannustarinoita (1997) and Vihan päivät (1991). She wa...
  • Stig Harding Wickberg (1927 - 2018)
    Stig Wickbergin muistokirjoitus Helsingin Sanomissa. Toimi Jatkosodassa ilmatorjuntatehtävissä. Television pioneeri Suomessa. Perusti Ruotsin Radion suomenkielisen toimituksen 1969, oli sen ensim...
  • Cyril Trup (deceased)
  • David Trup (deceased)
  • Geoffrey Trup (1932 - 2005)

Project "Trup Diaspora" is aimed to connect families under different names (such as Trup, Troup, Troupp, Troop etc.) in one tree. It will be a demanding task. But it's ok. It is hoped that things will clear out as soon as the project, hopefully, evolves.

What is assumed, is:

i) That the forefather, the ancestor of the families, families which have spread around the world, was Nachum / Nochim Trup / Trupp (born ca. 1800 (1798?) (or his alleged father, Leiba Trup, b. ca. 1770).


ii) The origins of the family are in Rēzekne, Latvia, and around it, in Latgale, which at one time was part of the Vitebsk Gubernia, then Russia. Vitebsk, today, is mostly part of Latvia and Belarussia, and slightly part of Russia (perhaps Poland) as well.


iii) The exact names of the ancestors are not known. The spelling depends on the Russian, East-European, and German influences. Transliterations of the names are manifold. Therefore, for starters, the names, by and large, conform to the names found in JewishGen).

What is known, is:

So far, is that the genetics have already united a Finnish family Troupp (the perspective of yours truly) to a British family Trup, an to American families Troupp and Troop.

This project is established in honor of the late Rabbi Leonard Troupp and his persistent interest to unite the family. Rabbi Len passed away at the age of 67 in November 26, 2013 in Naples, Florida, and was buried at his home at New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon, NY, USA. I had the privilege to know him for a short period of time, and what I knew of him is that he'd be "happy as a puppy" with this project.

In addition, this project is to honor the late Alan Troop (1945-2014) whom I was privileged to know as well. (And who was connected by DNA to Len, before I managed to contribute Finnish Troupp DNA, and establish the blood relation to him as well.) As far as Alan is concerned, he was an author of several novels, and he was about to write a book on Alexei Trupp. We had a project together (and I haven't given it up) to collect DNA from the late Alexei Trupp who was a footman to Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and killed with the royal family in Ekateriburg. He should have living male relatives under the name of Trūp or Trūps, females under the name of Trūpa. Member of these families, or any other related families are encouraged to contact the project.

This project was launched by Mikko Laakso on May 30, 2017.