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Hopps is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the son of Robert. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Hopps Early Origins



The surname Hopps was first found in Somerset 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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Hopps Spelling Variations


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Hopps Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hopps have been found, including Hobbs, Hobs, Hobbes, Hobis, Hopp, Hoppe, Hopps and many more.

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Hopps Early History


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Hopps Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hopps research. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1273, 1588, and 1679 are included under the topic Early Hopps History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hopps Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hopps Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hopps Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hopps, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Hopps Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Hopps, who landed in Virginia in 1642

Hopps Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Stephen Hopps, who arrived in Virginia in 1718

Hopps Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nellie Hopps, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Hopps Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Hopps, aged 29, who emigrated to America from Manchester, in 1903
  • Charles Hopps, aged 30, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1906
  • Sidney T. Hopps, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Sheldon, England, in 1909
  • Sarah Hopps, aged 29, who settled in America from Wells, England, in 1912
  • Frederick Hopps, aged 0, who landed in America from Lurgan, Ireland, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hopps Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • William Hopps, aged 37, who emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hopps (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hopps (post 1700)



  • James Edward "Jimmy" Hopps Jr. (b. 1939), American jazz drummer
  • John Leonard Hopps (1916-2003), American Major League Baseball player
  • John H. Hopps (d. 2004), American physicist and politician
  • Walter Hopps (1932-2005), American museum director and curator of contemporary art
  • Michael Peter Hopps (b. 1787), Norwegian politician
  • Hanns Hopps (1890-1971), German architect
  • John Alexander "Jack" Hopps OC (1919-1998), Canadian physician, one of the pioneers of the artificial pacemaker, known as the "father of biomedical engineering in Canada"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

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