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The history of the name Hopkins begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the name Hobb, a pet form of the personal name Robert. This name was supplemented by the common diminutive suffix -kin. Thus, the original form of the surname Hopkins was Hobbe-kin. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Hopkins Early Origins



The surname Hopkins was first found in Oxfordshire at Swalcliffe where a family of this name has resided since the 13th century and had nineteen proprietors who had the personal name of John. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
However, the earliest record of the name was found in the Latin form of Hobekinus in the Curia Regis Rolls of Staffordshire in 1224. William Hobkyn and Richard Hobkyn were both listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1327, while the Subsidy Rolls of Staffordshire of the same year list William Hopkyn and John Hopkynes. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Hopkins Spelling Variations


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Hopkins 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. Hopkins has been recorded under many different variations, including Hopkins, Habbagan, Hopkin, Hopkines, Hopkyns and many more.

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Hopkins Early History


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Hopkins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hopkins research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1657, 1612, 1682, 1660, 1581, 1644, 1620, 1620, 1627, 1690, 1681 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Hopkins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hopkins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hopkins Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Robert Hopkins of Wykeham; Edward Hopkins (1600-1657), an English colonist, politician, and Governor of the Connecticut Colony, founder of the New Haven and Connecticut colonies, politically active in the administration of Oliver Cromwell; Sir Richard Hopkins ( c. 1612-1682), an English politician, Member...

Another 68 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hopkins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hopkins In Ireland


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Hopkins In Ireland



Some of the Hopkins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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 Hopkins or a variant listed above:

Hopkins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Hopkins, who landed in Bermuda in 1609-1610
  • Oceanus Hopkins, who was born enroute to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620 aboard the "Mayflower"
  • Stephen Hopkins and his wife, Elizabeth from Hampshire, arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts aboard the "Mayflower" in the year 1620
  • Constance Hopkins, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620 aboard the "Mayflower"
  • Damaris Hopkins, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620 aboard the "Mayflower"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hopkins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rice Hopkins, who landed in Virginia in 1718
  • Lottice Hopkins, who landed in Carolina in 1724
  • Christopher Hopkins, who landed in New England in 1778
  • Francis Hopkins, who arrived in America in 1782
  • Charles Hopkins, who arrived in Virginia in 1786
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hopkins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jenny Hopkins, who landed in America in 1805
  • Jane Hopkins, who landed in America in 1805
  • Ruth Hopkins, who landed in America in 1805
  • Abraham Hopkins, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1810
  • John Hopkins, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hopkins Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mary Hopkins, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Elisha Hopkins, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Capt. Silas Hopkins U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Silas Hopkins Sr., U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hopkins Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • David M Hopkins, who landed in Canada in 1832
  • Walter Hopkins arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • Eliza Hopkins, aged 6, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • Miss. Ann Hopkins, aged 15 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Free Trader" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In August 1847 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 34)
  • Mr. Anthony Hopkins, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Sisters" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In July 1847 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 34)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hopkins Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alf Hopkins, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Emily Hopkins, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Hopkins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Hopkins, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • James Hopkins, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • Samuel Hopkins, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • George Hopkins, a wheelwright, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Francis C. Hopkins arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hopkins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Hopkins arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred The Great" in 1859
  • Eliza Marian Hopkins arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Golconda" in 1859
  • John Hopkins arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • Sarah Hopkins arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • Edward Hopkins arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hopkins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hopkins (post 1700)



  • Gayle Patrick Hopkins (1941-2016), American long jumper at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Robert M. "Bob" Hopkins (1934-2015), American basketball player and coach
  • Brigadier-General Frederick Mercer Jr. Hopkins (1895-1978), American Chief of Redistribution, Headquarters of Army Air Force (1943-1945)
  • Johns Hopkins (1795-1873), wealthy American entrepreneur, philanthropist and abolitionist, eponym of Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the Johns Hopkins University
  • Michael Hopkins (b. 1968), U.S. Air Force officer and NASA astronaut candidate
  • Michael J Hopkins Ph.D., (b. 1958), Professor of mathematics in Harvard University and considered the world's pre-eminent algebraic topologist
  • Stephen Hopkins (1707-1785), American signer of Declaration of Independence
  • Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE (b. 1937), Welsh Academy Award winning and three-time BAFTA award winning actor of film, stage, and television, and a composer and painter, made Fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2008
  • John Hopkins OBE AM (1927-2013), English-born, Australian conductor and administrator
  • Major-General Ronald Nicholas Lamond Hopkins (1897-1990), Australian Commandant of Royal Military College Duntroon from 1951 to 1955
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hopkins Historic Events


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Hopkins Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. James Hopkins, British Ordnance Coder, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Patrick Hopkins, Irish Fireman from Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Miss Alice Eliza Hopkins, American 2nd Class passenger from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Miss Kate Mary Hopkins, American 2nd Class passenger from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mr. David Thomas Hopkins, Welsh 2nd Class passenger from Wales, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Albert Lloyd Hopkins, American 1st Class Passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. F. Hopkins (d. 1912), aged 16, English Plate Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Robert John Hopkins, aged 40, English Able Seaman from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 13

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Suggested Readings for the name Hopkins


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Suggested Readings for the name Hopkins



  • Genealogies of the Moore & Hopkins Families of Rockingham & Guilford Counties in North Carolina by Beatrice M. Caffey Reed et al..
  • Hopkins of Virginia and Related Families by Walter Lee Hopkins.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Inter primos
Motto Translation: Among the first.


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 34)
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  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. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Hopkins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hopkins 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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