Oppie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Oppie 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 Oppie family

The surname Oppie 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." [1]

Early History of the Oppie family

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Oppie Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Oppie family (pre 1700)

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Australia Oppie migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Oppie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Oppie, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "William Money" [2]
  • John Oppie, aged 32, a mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" [3]


  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "WILLIAM MONEY" 1848-49. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WmMoney.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Monday 27th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Edward Parry 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/siredwardparry1854.shtml


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