Hopewell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Hopewell family

The surname Hopewell was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Hopewell family

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Hopewell Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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. Hopewell has been recorded under many different variations, including Hopewell, Hopwell, Hoppewell, Hoppwell, Hopewella and many more.

Early Notables of the Hopewell family (pre 1700)

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Hopewell migration to the United States

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 Hopewell or a variant listed above:

Hopewell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hugh Hopewell, who sailed to Maryland in 1641
  • Hugh Hopewell, who arrived in Maryland in 1641 [1]
  • Ann Hopewell, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 [1]
  • Ma Hopewell, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [1]
  • Suzan Hopewell, who arrived in Maryland in 1666 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hopewell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Benjamin T Hopewell, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]
  • John Hopewell, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]
  • John Page Hopewell, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]
  • John Hopewell to Philadelphia in 1840

Hopewell migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hopewell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Hopewell, who was recorded in Carleton County, Ontario in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Hopewell (post 1700)

  • Pollard Hopewell (1786-1789), American midshipman in the United States Navy who was killed in the battle of the US frigate Chesapeake with the British frigate Shannon in the War of 1812, eponym of the USS Hopewell (DD-181), a Wickes-class destroyer and the USS Hopewell (DD-681), a Fletcher-class destroyer
  • Jacob Hopewell (1831-1875), American inventor of the Hopewell Machine and noted eccentric; he claimed to have invented a machine that could be used to communicate with the dead via the transference of image
  • Menra Hopewell (1821-1881), American physician and author, best known as the author of a biography of DeWitt Clinton
  • Melville Reeves Hopewell (1845-1911), American Republican politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1875; District Judge in Nebraska, 1887-96; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1907-11 [2]
  • William Hopewell, English footballer who played in the Football League from 1886 to 1893
  • Chris Hopewell, English music video director
  • Charles Hopewell (1861-1931), Canadian politician, Mayor of Ottawa, Ontario from 1909 to 1912
  • John Hopewell (1920-2015), British urologist, a pioneer in both kidney dialysis and transplantation
  • Clive Hopewell, British partner in the UK headquartered law firm Charles Russell LLP

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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