Hipwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient history of the Hipwood name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the settlement of Hopwood in the county of Lancashire. The surname Hipwood belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names.

Early Origins of the Hipwood family

The surname Hipwood was first found in Lancashire at Hopwood, a township, in the parish of Middleton, union of Bury, hundred of Salford. "A family of the local name was seated here for many centuries, probably from Saxon times. "

"In 1359, Adam de Hopwood was one of the inquisition at Preston held before Thomas de Seton and others, justices, to determine a dispute between Henry, Duke of Lancaster, and Roger de la Warre. "

"On the death of Dr. Robert Hopwood, in the early part of the eighteenth century, when the family became extinct, the estates passed to the Gregges, who assumed the additional name of Hopwood. Hopwood Hall is an old-fashioned house, pleasing in aspect and agreeable in situation, with tolerably extensive pleasure-grounds, tastefully laid out." [1]

William de Hopwood, de Hopwode was listed in Cheshire in the 13th century and in the Assize Rolls for Lancashire in 1298. [2]

Early History of the Hipwood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hipwood research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1298, 1379, 1587, 1615, 1752, 1819, 1752, 1813 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Hipwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hipwood Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hipwood include Hopwood, Hopwoods, Hipwood, Hapwood, Hobwoods and many more.

Early Notables of the Hipwood family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: James Hopwood (1752?-1819), English engraver, born at Beverley in Yorkshire about 1752, who took to engraving at the age of forty-five, as a means of supporting a family of six children. "By industry he succeeded in engraving and publishing two plates, on the strength of which he came to...
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hipwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Hipwood migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hipwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Michael Hipwood, British Convict who was convicted in Devon, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 27th October 1819, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [3]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/coromandel


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