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Early Origins of the Hoppe family

The surname Hoppe was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. By the 16th century this distinguished name branched from Prussia to Denmark, and to Frankfort.

Early History of the Hoppe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoppe research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1637, 1743 and 1777 are included under the topic Early Hoppe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoppe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoppe, Hop, Hopp and others.

Early Notables of the Hoppe family

Notable figures of the time with the name Hoppe were

  • the Hoppe family of Prussia

Hoppe Ranking

In the United States, the name Hoppe is the 4,050th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Hoppe migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hoppe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Andries Hoppe, who immigrated to New York with his wife Geertje Hendricks and his daughter Catrina in 1653
Hoppe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Gottolb Hoppe, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [2]
  • Caspar Hoppe, who arrived in America in 1780 [2]
  • Johann Hoppe, who arrived in America in 1783 [2]
Hoppe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Caspar Hoppe, a mercenary from Braunschweig who settled in America after being sent to fight in the Revolutionary War
  • Dietr Hoppe, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [2]
  • Georg Hoppe, who landed in America in 1834 [2]
  • Joh Hoppe, aged 20, who arrived in Brazil in 1838 [2]
  • Charlotte Sophie Hoppe, aged 26, who landed in America in 1843 [2]
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Hoppe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Hugo Hoppe, who arrived in Arkansas in 1905 [2]

West Indies Hoppe migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Hoppe Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Ludwig Joseph Hoppe, who arrived in Jamaica in 1835 with his wife Elis Osterhold

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoppe (post 1700) +

  • Richard T Hoppe MD,, American Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Stanford School of Medicine
  • Rolf Hoppe (1930-2018), German film and stage actor
  • Dieter Hoppe (b. 1941), German Professor of Chemistry who won the "Otto Bayer – Award" in 1993, the "Max Planck – Award for international cooperation", and "Adolf-von-Baeyer-Gedenkmünze" in 2001
  • Hans-Hermann Hoppe (b. 1949), Austrian school economist, an anarcho-capitalist (libertarian) philosopher, and a Professor of Economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Fred M Hoppe Ph.D.,, Canadian Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University

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  2. 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)
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