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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 came to Virginia in 1702
  • Thomas, Opie Jr., who landed in Virginia in 1702

Opie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Janett Opie, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • N. Opie, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852

Opie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Andrew Opie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [1]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, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Elizabeth Opie, aged 25, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • J. Opie, aged 19, 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)
  • 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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Opie Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. 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.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. 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.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

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.

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