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Hopkinson is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the name Hobb, a pet form of the personal name Robert. This name was supplemented by the common diminutive suffix -kin and the patronymic suffix -son, which superseded all other English patronymic suffixes during the 14th century.

Hopkinson Early Origins



The surname Hopkinson was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hopkinson Spelling Variations


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Hopkinson 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. Hopkinson has been recorded under many different variations, including Hopkinson, Hobkinson and others.

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Hopkinson Early History


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Hopkinson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hopkinson research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hopkinson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hopkinson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hopkinson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hopkinson 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



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 Hopkinson or a variant listed above:

Hopkinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniel Hopkinson, who arrived in Virginia in 1634
  • Daniel Hopkinson settled in Virginia in 1637 with his wife Michele
  • Michael Hopkinson, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Jonathan Hopkinson, who arrived in Maryland in 1666

Hopkinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Hopkinson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773

Hopkinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles and Joseph Hopkinson arrived in Philadelphia in 1853
  • John Hopkinson, who landed in Mississippi in 1889

Hopkinson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Hopkinson U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]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

Hopkinson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • T. Hopkinson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Posthumous" in 1849
  • Emelia Hopkinson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1851
  • John Hopkinson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mount Stuart Elphinstone" in 1851

Hopkinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hopkinson landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
  • William Hopkinson, aged 55, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Sarah Hopkinson, aged 40, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Thomas Hopkinson, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Harriet Hopkinson, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hopkinson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hopkinson (post 1700)



  • Frances Hopkinson (1737-1791), American author and jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Pennsylvania (1789-1791), signer of Declaration of Independence
  • Charles Hopkinson Ph.D., American Senior Scientist at The Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole
  • Charles Sydney Hopkinson (1869-1962), American portrait painter and landscape watercolorist
  • Carl Hopkinson (b. 1981), former English cricketer and current coach
  • Bobby Thomas Hopkinson (b. 1990), professional English footballer
  • Bertram Hopkinson CMG, FRS (1874-1918), English patent lawyer and Professor of Mechanism and Applied Mechanics at Cambridge University
  • Sir Alfred Hopkinson (1851-1939), English lawyer, academic and politician
  • John Hopkinson (1849-1898), English engineer and physicist who developed the eponymous Hopkinson's law, Fellow of the Royal Society and President of the IEE twice in 1890 and 1896
  • Nalo Hopkinson (b. 1960), Jamaican science fiction and fantasy writer and editor
  • Major-General George Frederick Hopkinson OBE, MC (1896-1943), British Army officer who commanded the 1st Airborne Division during the Second World War
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hopkinson Historic Events


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Hopkinson Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Denys Clifford Hopkinson, British Pay Lieutenant, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Hopkinson Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. 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).
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The Hopkinson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hopkinson 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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