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.
Early Origins of the Chopyn family
The surname Chopyn was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chopyn family
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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.
Early Notables of the Chopyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chopyn family to 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.
Migration of the Chopyn family to the New World and Oceana
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.