The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Hoppus 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
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
were more common in the north of England
and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Hoppus family
The surname Hoppus 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.
Early History of the Hoppus family
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Hoppus Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hoppus family name include Hobbs, Hobs, Hobbes, Hobis, Hopp, Hoppe, Hopps and many more.
Early Notables of the Hoppus family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoppus family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hoppus surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Hobbs settled in Virginia in 1635; Andrew Hobbs settled in Barbados in 1654; Isaac and Hugh Hobbs settled in Virginia in 1654; Sarah Hobbs settled in New England