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The Opie surname was created from the medieval personal names Oppy, or Obby, which were turn short forms of personal names such as Osborn, Osbert, and Osbald.

Opie Early Origins



The surname Opie was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Penhargard. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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Opie Spelling Variations


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Opie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Opie, Opey, Opye, Oppie, Oppye, Oppey, Upey, Uppie and many more.

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Opie Early History


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Opie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Opie research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Opie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Opie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Opie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Opie 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Opie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Opie, who setted in Virginia in 1702
  • Thomas, Opie Jr., who landed in Virginia in 1702 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Opie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Janett Opie, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • N. Opie, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852

Opie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Andrew Opie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  • Mary Jame Opie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  • Francis Opie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  • Olivia Opie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  • Martha Ann Opie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Opie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Opie, aged 24, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Elizabeth Opie, aged 25, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • J. Opie, aged 19, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Opie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Opie (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Evarts Walton Opie (1893-1982), American Commanding Officer 116th Regiment (1940-1942) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Evarts Opie. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Opie/Evarts_Walton/USA.html
  • Catherine Opie (b. 1961), American artist and photographer
  • Peter Mason Opie (1918-1982), English specialist in children's literature
  • Julian Opie (b. 1958), leading contemporary English artist
  • Alan Opie (b. 1945), English baritone singer

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Citations


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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Evarts Opie. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Opie/Evarts_Walton/USA.html

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Opie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Opie 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 26 March 2014 at 10:19.

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