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The name Chopyn is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person noted for enjoying strong drink. The surname Chopyn 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 Chopyn may also be a patronymic name derived from the personal name Chopin.

Chopyn Early Origins



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

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Chopyn Spelling Variations


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Chopyn Spelling Variations



Chopyn has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Chopyn have been found, including Chopping, Choppin, Chopyn, Chopin, Choppen and others.

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Chopyn Early History


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Chopyn Early History



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

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Chopyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chopyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Chopyn In Ireland


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Chopyn In Ireland



Some of the Chopyn 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Chopyns to arrive on North American shores: William Choppin who arrived in New York City in 1830.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Chopyn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chopyn 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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