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Hopcraft Early Origins



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.

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Hopcraft Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hopcraft Early History


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Hopcraft Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hopcraft research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1603 are included under the topic Early Hopcraft History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hopcraft Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hopcraft Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hopcraft Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 came to Antigua in 1729

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hopcraft (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hopcraft (post 1700)



  • Arthur Hopcraft (1932-2004), English scriptwriter, well known for his TV play The Nearly Man

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Hopcraft Historic Events


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Hopcraft Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Robert Beauchamp Hopcraft (1914-1941), Australian Shipwright 3rd Class from Bondi, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Hopcraft Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hopcraft Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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