Hopcraft History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Hopcraft family
The surname Hopcraft was first found in Northumberland
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when Richard Hobcroft held estates in that county.
Early History of the Hopcraft family
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Hopcraft Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hopcraft include Hobcroft, Hobraft, Hopcroft, Hopcraft, Habcroft and others.
Early Notables of the Hopcraft family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hopcraft family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Hopcraft Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Hopcraft, an indentured servant, who settled in Antigua in 1729
Contemporary Notables of the name Hopcraft (post 1700)
- Arthur Hopcraft (1932-2004), English scriptwriter, well known for his TV play The Nearly Man
Historic Events for the Hopcraft family
- Mr. Robert Beauchamp Hopcraft (1914-1941), Australian Shipwright 3rd Class from Bondi, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
Hopcraft Family Crest Products
- ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp