Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Choppin. It was given to a person noted for enjoying strong drink. The surname Choppin 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 Choppin may also be a patronymic name derived from the personal name Chopin.
Early Origins of the Choppin family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Choppin family
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Choppin Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Choppin has appeared include Chopping, Choppin, Chopyn, Chopin, Choppen and others.
Early Notables of the Choppin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Choppin family to Ireland
Some of the Choppin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Choppin family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Choppin arrived in North America very early:
Choppin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Choppin (post 1700)
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