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Joplin Early Origins



The surname Joplin was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat. There is an early instance of a Robert Joplyn, on record as renting lands in S. Northumberland in 1499.

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Joplin Spelling Variations


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Joplin Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Joplin has been spelled many different ways, including Joblin, Jobblin, Jopling, Jobling, Joppling, Jopplin, Joplin and many more.

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Joplin Early History


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Joplin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Joplin research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1652, 1738, and 1742 are included under the topic Early Joplin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Joplin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Joplin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Joplin 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Joplins to arrive in North America:

Joplin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Joplin, who settled in Washington Co. Pennsylvania in 1843
  • John Joplin, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Joplin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Joplin (post 1700)



  • C. D. Joplin, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Murphysboro, Illinois, 1925; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1928; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1940 (alternate), 1944
  • Barthenia Joplin (1896-1979), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1948
  • Janis Lyn Joplin (1943-1970), American blues-influenced rock singer, inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995
  • Scott Joplin (1868-1917), African-American composer and pianist, famous for his ragtime compositions, but best known for his "Maple Leaf Rag"

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Joplin Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. 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.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Joplin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Joplin 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.

    This page was last modified on 24 December 2015 at 18:36.

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