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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.

Oppy Early Origins



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.

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Oppy Spelling Variations


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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.

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Oppy Early History


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Oppy Early History



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

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Oppy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oppy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Oppy 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:

Oppy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Oppy, aged 25, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849
  • Eliza Oppy, aged 23, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849
  • Francis Oppy, aged 24, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Prowse"
  • David Oppy, aged 20, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Hooghly"
  • John Oppy (aged 18), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oppy (post 1700)


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Oppy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oppy 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 2 May 2016 at 07:45.

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