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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
  • Mr. Henry Oppy, (b. 1824), aged 22 born in Crowan, Cornwall, UK convicted in Bodmin on 1st August 1846, sentenced for 7 years for stealing money, transported aboard the ship "Cornwall" in 1851 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  • Mr. James Oppy, (b. 1825), aged 27, Cornish agricultural labourer departing from Plymouth on 29th August 1852 aboard the ship "Bombay" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 14th December 1852 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • Mrs. Mary Oppy, (b. 1827), aged 25, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 29th August 1852 aboard the ship "Bombay" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 14th December 1852 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf


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