Oppay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Oppay 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.
Early Origins of the Oppay family
The surname Oppay was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Penhargard.
"The manor of Lan-car, Lancarfe, or Lancoff, which was held of the honour of Bodmin, or of St. Petroc, was, in the reign of Richard II. in the Whalesborowe family, who then held it under the Bevilles, and retained it for several succeeding generations. In the fifteenth century the barton belonging to this manor, was in the family of Opie, from whom it passed successively to the Crossmans and Bullocks." 
Early History of the Oppay family
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Oppay Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Opie, Opey, Opye, Oppie, Oppye, Oppey, Upey, Uppie and many more.
Early Notables of the Oppay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Oppay family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Opie, who came to Virginia in 1702; and N. Opie, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852.