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.
Early Origins of the Chopey family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Chopey family
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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.
Early Notables of the Chopey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chopey family to Ireland
Some of the Chopey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Chopey family to the New World and Oceana
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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