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The history of the Hopwood family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the settlement of Hopwood in the county of Lancashire. The surname Hopwood belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names.

Hopwood Early Origins



The surname Hopwood was first found in Lancashire at Hopwood, a township, in the parish of Middleton, union of Bury, hundred of Salford. "A family of the local name was seated here for many centuries, probably from Saxon times. In 1359, Adam de Hopwood was one of the inquisition at Preston held before Thomas de Seton and others, justices, to determine a dispute between Henry, Duke of Lancaster, and Roger de la Warre. On the death of Dr. Robert Hopwood, in the early part of the eighteenth century, when the family became extinct, the estates passed to the Gregges, who assumed the additional name of Hopwood. Hopwood Hall is an old-fashioned house, pleasing in aspect and agreeable in situation, with tolerably extensive pleasure-grounds, tastefully laid out." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hopwood Spelling Variations


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Hopwood Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hopwood include Hopwood, Hopwoods, Hipwood, Hapwood, Hobwoods and many more.

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Hopwood Early History


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Hopwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hopwood research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 129 and 1298 are included under the topic Early Hopwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hopwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hopwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hopwood 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hopwood or a variant listed above:

Hopwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Hopwood was one of the founders of Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • Joe Hopwood settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Jo Hopwood, aged 20, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Mathew Hopwood settled in Virginia in 1663

Hopwood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Hopwood, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1900

Hopwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Hopwood, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • John Hopwood, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • Charles Hopwood, a engineer, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Hopwood, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan"
  • George Hopwood, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Thetis"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hopwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hopwood (post 1700)



  • John Hopwood (1745-1802), American civil servant during the American Revolutionary War, founder of the town of Hopwood, Pennsylvania
  • Jeffrey A Hopwood, American Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Northeastern University
  • Avery Hopwood (1882-1928), prominent American dramatist, known for having four plays running simultaneously on Broadway in 1920, eponym of the Hopwood Awards
  • Keith Hopwood (b. 1946), English musician, singer-songwriter, composer, businessman and record producer, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist for the pop band, Herman's Hermits
  • Rear Admiral Ronald Arthur Hopwood CB (1868-1949), British naval officer and poet
  • Judith "Judy" Hopwood (b. 1954), former Australian politician, Member for Hornsby, New South Wales (2002-2011)
  • Mererid Hopwood (b. 1964), Welsh poet, the first woman ever to win the bardic Chair at the National Eisteddfod of Wales (2001)
  • Herbert "Bert" Hopwood (1908-1996), British motorcycle designer, known for designing the Norton Dominator, BSA Golden Flash and the BSA Rocket 3/Triumph Trident motorcycles
  • Sir David Hopwood FRS, Ph.D. (b. 1933), Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK
  • Paul Hopwood, British operatic tenor

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Hopwood Historic Events


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Hopwood Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. William Hopwood, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Hopwood Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. 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).
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Hopwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hopwood 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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