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Origins Available: English, German


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Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoop, Hoogh, Hooper, Hoopen, Hoopern, Hooperbusch, Hoopermann, Hop, Hope, Hopfer, Hood, Hooden and many more.

First found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hope research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1789 and 1855 are included under the topic Early Hope History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hope Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Thomas Hope who settled in Virginia in 1607
  • Thomas Hope, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1607
  • Abraham Hope, who landed in Maryland in 1651
  • Abraham Hope, who arrived in Maryland in 1651
  • William Hope, who landed in Maryland in 1660


Hope Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • John Misbell Hope, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Georg Hope, who arrived in America in 1778

Hope Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • David Hope, aged 45, landed in New York in 1812
  • Robert Hope, aged 51, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Matthew Hope, who arrived in New York, NY in 1823
  • James Hope, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839
  • James, John, Michael, Patrick, Samuel, Thomas, and William Hope, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1870

Hope Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • John Hope, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1828

Hope Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Eliza Hope arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839
  • John Hope arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1849
  • John Hope arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • John Hope, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Brankenmoor"
  • John Hope, aged 38, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"


Hope Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Jane Hope arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Midlothian" in 1859
  • Orry H. Hope arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Midlothian" in 1859
  • Adam Hope, aged 36, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • Mary Hope, aged 36, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • Jane Hope, aged 12, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875


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  • William E. Hope, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 4th District, 1932
  • William Hope, American politician, Postmaster at Hampton, Virginia, 1823
  • William Hope, American politician, Burgess of Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1861
  • Thomas Hope, American politician, Mayor of Hastings, Minnesota, 1858
  • Samuel E. Hope, American politician, Delegate to Florida State Constitutional Convention from Hernando County, 1865
  • Ruben W. Hope Jr., American Republican politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 16th District; Elected 1998; Elected unopposed 2000, 2002, 2004
  • Ray L. Hope, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County; Elected 1942; Defeated, 1948
  • Patrick A. Hope, American Democrat politician, Elected Virginia State House of Delegates 47th District 2011
  • Patricia Ann Hope, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 12th District, 1961
  • M. Frank Hope, American politician, Delegate to Connecticut convention to ratify 21st amendment 11th District, 1933

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  • The Marlett Family in Southeast, Midwest, and Southwest United States, With Connections to the Ball, Humphries, Hope, and Cross Families by Nadeen Cross Marlett.
  • More...,A Supplement in Two Parts to Receipt for an Inheritance by Margery Day Hanson.
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  2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Hope Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hope 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.

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