The name Chopping comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person noted for enjoying strong drink. The surname Chopping 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 Chopping may also be a patronymic
name derived from the personal name Chopin.
Early Origins of the Chopping family
The surname Chopping was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chopping family
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Chopping Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Chopping has undergone many spelling variations
, including Chopping, Choppin, Chopyn, Chopin, Choppen and others.
Early Notables of the Chopping family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chopping family to Ireland
Some of the Chopping family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Chopping family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chopping were among those contributors: William Choppin who arrived in New York City in 1830.
Contemporary Notables of the name Chopping (post 1700)
- Richard Wasey Chopping (1917-2008), British illustrator and author, best known for his many illustrations used on Ian Fleming's James Bond novels starting with From Russia, with Love (1957)