Chopp is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was a name given to a person noted for enjoying strong drink. The surname Chopp 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 Chopp may also be a patronymic
name derived from the personal name Chopin.
Early Origins of the Chopp family
The surname Chopp was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chopp family
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Chopp Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Chopp were recorded, including Chopping, Choppin, Chopyn, Chopin, Choppen and others.
Early Notables of the Chopp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chopp family to Ireland
Some of the Chopp 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.
Migration of the Chopp family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Chopp family emigrate to North America:
Chopp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Miguel Chopp, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 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 Chopp (post 1700)
- Rebecca S. Chopp, American academic, current President of Swarthmore College, Philadelphia
- Frank Chopp (1953-1995), American politician, Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives (1995)