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Pop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Pop was first used as a surname among the descendants of the ancient Scottish people known as the Picts. It was a name for a confident or haughty person. Pop is a nickname surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. The surname Pop comes from the Old English word pope, which referred to the Bishop of Rome, and the head of the Roman Catholic Church. Although this is also a title of office, as a surname, it was most often applied as a nickname.

Early Origins of the Pop family


The surname Pop was first found in Caithness (Gaelic: Gallaibh), the northern tip of Scotland, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of Caithness, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Pop family


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Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1602, 1598, 1400, 1393, 1397, 1507, 1559, 1627, 1714, 1573, 1631, 1603, 1611, 1596, 1624, 1622, 1660, 1688, 1744 and 1782 are included under the topic Early Pop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pop Spelling Variations


Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Pop has appeared Pope, Paip, Pape, Paipe, Popp and others.

Early Notables of the Pop family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Thomas Pope (died 1400), from Gloucester, was an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Gloucester in 1393 and 1397; Sir Thomas Pope (1507-1559), English founder of Trinity College, Oxford, elder son of William Pope, a small landowner at Deddington, near Banbury; and...
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Migration of the Pop family to Ireland


Some of the Pop family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pop family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Pop:

Pop Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Pop, aged 26, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Judith Pop, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1767 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pop (post 1700)


  • Iggy Pop (b. 1947), born James Newell Osterberg
  • Denniz Pop (1963-1998), Swedish DJ

Historic Events for the Pop family



Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Georgia Pop (1880-1914), Hungarian Third Class Passenger from Budapest, Hungary who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  • Mr. Veralin Pop (1872-1914), Hungarian Third Class Passenger from Budapest, Hungary who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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