Hoopert is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a cooper or a fitter of hoops. The surname Hoopert 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 Hoopert family
The surname Hoopert was first found in 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 Hoopert family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoopert research.Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Hoopert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hoopert Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Hoopert has appeared include Hooper, Hoopar, Hoopir and others.
Early Notables of the Hoopert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoopert family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hoopert arrived in North America very early: 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..