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Pop was first used as a surname among the descendants of the ancient Scottish people known as the Picts. It was a name for a confident or haughty person. Pop is a nickname surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. The surname Pop comes from the Old English word pope, which referred to the Bishop of Rome, and the head of the Roman Catholic Church. Although this is also a title of office, as a surname, it was most often applied as a nickname.

Pop Early Origins



The surname Pop was first found in Caithness (Gaelic: Gallaibh), the northern tip of Scotland, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of Caithness, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Pop Spelling Variations


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Pop Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Pop has appeared Pope, Paip, Pape, Paipe, Popp and others.

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Pop Early History


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Pop Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pop research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1602, 1598, 1400, 1393, 1397, 1627 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Pop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pop Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pop Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pop Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Pop:

Pop Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Pop, aged 26, landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Judith Pop, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1767

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pop (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pop (post 1700)



  • Iggy Pop (b. 1947), born James Newell Osterberg
  • Denniz Pop (1963-1998), Swedish DJ

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Pop Historic Events


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Pop Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Georgia Pop (1880-1914), Hungarian Third Class Passenger from Budapest, Hungary who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Veralin Pop (1872-1914), Hungarian Third Class Passenger from Budapest, Hungary who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Pop Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pop 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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