Jopp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jopp family

The surname Jopp was first found in Suffolk 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.

Important Dates for the Jopp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jopp research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Jopp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jopp 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 Jopp include Jubb, Jubbe, Jub, Juppe, Jopp, Jupp, Job, Jobson and others.

Early Notables of the Jopp family (pre 1700)

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Jopp migration to the United States

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 Jopp or a variant listed above:

Jopp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jona Jopp, who landed in North Carolina in 1702 [1]
  • Anna Maria Margaretha Jopp, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Maria Margaretha Jopp, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Margaretha Jopp, who arrived in America in 1750 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jopp (post 1700)

  • Frederick J. Jopp, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 4th District, 1900 [2]
  • Charles S. Jopp, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Winchester, 1902 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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