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The name Chopey is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person noted for enjoying strong drink. The surname Chopey is derived from the Old French word chopine, which was an old medieval measure of liquid; referred to as "the Parisien halfe pint", it was nearly as large as an English pint. In modern times, the Old French word chopiner means to tipple. The surname Chopey may also be a patronymic name derived from the personal name Chopin.

Chopey Early Origins



The surname Chopey was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Chopey Spelling Variations


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Chopey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Chopey have been found, including Chopping, Choppin, Chopyn, Chopin, Choppen and others.

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Chopey Early History


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Chopey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chopey research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1280, 1327, 1377, 1781 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Chopey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chopey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chopey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chopey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chopey In Ireland


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Chopey In Ireland



Some of the Chopey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Chopey surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: William Choppin who arrived in New York City in 1830.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Chopey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chopey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 February 2013 at 15:49.

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