Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a cooper or a fitter of hoops. The surname Hoopar is derived from the Old English word hop, which means hoop. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) Occupational names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.
Early Origins of the Hoopar family
Devon where one of the first records of the name was Alexander le Hopere who was listed in the the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Hoopar family
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Hoopar Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hoopar has been recorded under many different variations, including Hooper, Hoopar, Hoopir and others.
Early Notables of the Hoopar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoopar family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hoopar or a variant listed above: Arthur Hooper settled in Virginia in 1653; Henry Hooper settled with his wife and servants in Boston in 1716; John Hooper settled in Boston in 1712; Thomas Hooper settled in Virginia in 1635..
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