Hopgood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Hopgood come from when the family resided in the settlement of Hopwood in the county of Lancashire. The surname Hopgood belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names.

Early Origins of the Hopgood family

The surname Hopgood was first found in Lancashire at Hopwood, a township, in the parish of Middleton, union of Bury, hundred of Salford. "A family of the local name was seated here for many centuries, probably from Saxon times. "

"In 1359, Adam de Hopwood was one of the inquisition at Preston held before Thomas de Seton and others, justices, to determine a dispute between Henry, Duke of Lancaster, and Roger de la Warre. "

"On the death of Dr. Robert Hopwood, in the early part of the eighteenth century, when the family became extinct, the estates passed to the Gregges, who assumed the additional name of Hopwood. Hopwood Hall is an old-fashioned house, pleasing in aspect and agreeable in situation, with tolerably extensive pleasure-grounds, tastefully laid out." [1]

William de Hopwood, de Hopwode was listed in Cheshire in the 13th century and in the Assize Rolls for Lancashire in 1298. [2]

Early History of the Hopgood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hopgood research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1298, 1379, 1587, 1615, 1752, 1819, 1752, 1813 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Hopgood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hopgood 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. Hopgood has been recorded under many different variations, including Hopwood, Hopwoods, Hipwood, Hapwood, Hobwoods and many more.

Early Notables of the Hopgood family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: James Hopwood (1752?-1819), English engraver, born at Beverley in Yorkshire about 1752, who took to engraving at the age of forty-five, as a means of supporting a family of six children. "By industry he succeeded in engraving and publishing two plates, on the strength of which he came to...
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United States Hopgood 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 Hopgood or a variant listed above:

Hopgood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Shudrack Hopgood, aged 14, who landed in America in 1656 [3]

Australia Hopgood migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hopgood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Hopgood, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [4]
  • George Hopgood, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [4]
  • Sylvanus Hopgood, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [4]
  • Ann Hopgood, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848 [5]
  • Jane Hopgood, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Hopgood migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hopgood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Hopgood, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Bolton

Contemporary Notables of the name Hopgood (post 1700) +

  • Hoon-Yung Hopgood (b. 1974), American politician, Member of the Michigan Senate (2011-)
  • Rollie Hopgood (b. 1939), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Board of Education, 1990 [6]
  • Paul Hopgood (b. 1973), former Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne (1993-2000)
  • Kev Hopgood (b. 1961), British comic artist, known for his work on Iron Man
  • Donald Jack "Don" Hopgood AO (b. 1938), Australian politician, Member for Mawson (1970-1977) and Member for Baudin (1977-1993), Deputy Premier of South Australia (1985-1992)
  • Stephen Hopgood (b. 1965), British Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London
  • Jeff Hopgood (1948-2006), Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne (1968-1973)
  • Alan Hopgood AM (b. 1934), Australian actor and writer, known for his work in Knowing (2009), The Blue Lagoon (1980) and Pugwall (1989)


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BOLTON 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Bolton.htm
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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