|Origin of name||Roup family|
Roup Avenue is named for the Roup family, early settlers in the area. Jonas Roup (1760–1857), a farmer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, came with his family to Pittsburgh. Two of Roup's children married children of Conrad Winebiddle, for whom Winebiddle Street is named: John Roup married Kitty Winebiddle and Susanna Roup married Philip Winebiddle.
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