Hoppis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hoppis is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a dancer. The surname Hoppis is derived from the Old English word hoppian, which means to hop, to leap, or to dance.

Early Origins of the Hoppis family

The surname Hoppis was first found in Durham 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.

Important Dates for the Hoppis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoppis research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1220 and 1275 are included under the topic Early Hoppis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoppis Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hoppis has appeared include Hopper, Hawper, Happer and others.

Early Notables of the Hoppis family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hoppis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hoppis family to Ireland

Some of the Hoppis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hoppis family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hoppis arrived in North America very early: Robert Hopper arrived in Philadelphia in 1686; Anthony Hopper settled in Maryland in 1775; along with Cornelius, Thomas; Fred, George, John, Robert, Thomas and William Hopper all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..

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