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The Oppy 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 Oppy family


The surname Oppy 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.

Early History of the Oppy family


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Oppy Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Oppy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Oppy family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oppy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Oppy, aged 25, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "WILLIAM MONEY" 1848-49. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WmMoney.htm
  • Eliza Oppy, aged 23, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "WILLIAM MONEY" 1848-49. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WmMoney.htm
  • Francis Oppy, aged 24, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Prowse" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 21st August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Prowse 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamprowse1854.shtml
  • David Oppy, aged 20, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Hooghly" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml
  • John Oppy (aged 18), a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1856.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Oppy (post 1700)


  • Grant Oppy (b. 1950), former Australian rules footballer who played for Richmond in 1970
  • Jim Oppy (1921-2011), Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in 1945
  • William "Max" Oppy (1924-2008), Australian rules football player who played for Richmond (1942-1954) and managed the club in 1956
  • Graham Robert Oppy (b. 1960), Australian philosopher, Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "WILLIAM MONEY" 1848-49. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WmMoney.htm
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 21st August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Prowse 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamprowse1854.shtml
  3. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml
  4. ^ South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1856.shtml

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