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Where did the English Hupp family come from? What is the English Hupp family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hupp family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hupp family history?

The name Hupp is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in one of the various settlements of Hope found in Derbyshire, Shropshire, and the North Riding of Yorkshire, among other places, or in or near a raised area of land in a fen, or a small, enclosed valley. The surname Hupp is derived from the Old English word hop.

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It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hupp are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hupp include: Hope, Hopes and others.

First found in Derbyshire 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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hupp research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1844, 1st , 1573, 1646, 1643, 1st , 1681, 1742, 1614 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Hupp History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 121 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hupp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Hupp family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hupp or a variant listed above:

Hupp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • P Hupp, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • A Hupp, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1856
  • D Hupp, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856
  • Georg Hupp, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Jacob Hupp, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893


Hupp Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Caroline L. Hupp, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Elizabeth H. Hupp, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Mrs. Hupp, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Vernon E. Hupp, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1918

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  • Jana Marie Hupp (b. 1964), American actress
  • John Cox Hupp (1819-1908), noted American physician of Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Anne Rowe Hupp (1757-1823), American frontierswoman
  • Suzanna Gratia Hupp (b. 1959), born January 1, 1959 is an American former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Robert Craig Hupp (1877-1931), American founder of the Hupp Motor Company, with the brandname Hupmobile
  • Harry Lindley Hupp (1929-2004), United States federal judge
  • Suzanna Gratia Hupp, American Republican politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 54th District; Elected 1996, 1998, 2000; Elected unopposed 2002; Elected 2004
  • John C. Hupp, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1940
  • Frances J. Hupp, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1972
  • Bill E. Hupp, American politician, Mayor of Milwaukie, Oregon, 1975-79

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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: At spes infracta
Motto Translation: Yet my hope is unbroken.

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  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. 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).
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The Hupp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hupp 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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