Show ContentsJopling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Jopling is derived from the name of an ancestor as in 'the son of Job,' from diminutive Joblin or Jobelin. 1

Early Origins of the Jopling family

The surname Jopling was first found in Northumberland where there is an early instance of a Robert Joplyn, on record as renting lands in South Northumberland in 1499.

Early History of the Jopling family

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Jopling Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Jopling 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 Jopling include: Joblin, Jobblin, Jopling, Jobling, Joppling, Jopplin, Joplin and many more.

Early Notables of the Jopling family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • Thomas Joplin (1790?-1847), was an English timber merchant, banker and writer on banking, born about 1790 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, possibly the son of John Joplin or Jopling, sculptor there. In 1824 th...
  • Joseph Middelton Jopling (1831-1884), was an English painter, the son of Joseph Jopling, a clerk in the horse guards, Whitehall, and occupied a similar position from the age of seventeen for some year...

United States Jopling migration to the United States +

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 Jopling or a variant listed above:

Jopling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Margt. Jopling, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1895
  • May I. Jopling, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1896
Jopling Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • J. Cook Jopling, aged 43, who landed in America from England, in 1900
  • Emily Jopling, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1904
  • Tom H. Jopling, who immigrated to America, in 1904
  • Thomas Halliday Jopling, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Elsie J. Jopling, aged 7, who landed in America from Sunderland, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Jopling migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jopling Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Harrold Jopling, who was recorded in Toronto, in the census of Ontario of 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Jopling (post 1700) +

  • Mrs. C. C. Jopling, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940 2
  • Jospeh Middleton Jopling (1831-1884), English painter, son of Joseph Jopling, a clerk in the horse guards, Whitehall, and occupied a similar position from the age of seventeen for some years 3
  • Jeremy "Jay" Jopling (b. 1963), English art dealer and gallery owner
  • William Jopling (1911-1997), English leprologist awarded the Sir Rickard Christpher's medal of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 1994
  • Louise Jopling (1843-1933), English painter and one of the most prominent women artists of her generation
  • Joe Jopling (b. 1951), English former footballer

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from
  3. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 26 October 2020 on Facebook