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The Popejoy surname is derived from the Old French word "papegai," which meant "parrot." There were archery contests in the Middle Ages where bowmen shot at a wooden parrot or "popinjay" on a pole, and as such the term also came to be used for a winner, in sports.

Popejoy Early Origins



The surname Popejoy was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed.

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Popejoy Spelling Variations


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Popejoy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Papinjay, Pabjay, Papjay, Pobjoy, Pebjoy, Pobgee, Popejoy, Popjoy, Pobgee, Papigay, Popjoy, Popingay and many more.

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Popejoy Early History


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Popejoy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Popejoy research. Another 224 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1321, 1371, 1397, 1410, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Popejoy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Popejoy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Popejoy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Popejoy 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:

Popejoy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Popejoy, a servant sent to Maryland in 1680
  • William Popejoy, who arrived in Maryland in 1680

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Contemporary Notables of the name Popejoy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Popejoy (post 1700)



  • Barbara Popejoy (b. 1943), birth name of Lorna Maitland, an American film actress, known for her starring roles in Lorna, Mudhoney and Mondo Topless
  • David Kenneth "Ken" Popejoy (b. 1972), American hammer thrower at the 1996 Olympic Games and the 1997 World Championships
  • J. R. Popejoy, American Democrat politician, Chair of Moniteau County Democratic Party, 1939
  • Sarah Popejoy, American singer-songwriter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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    The Popejoy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Popejoy 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 17 June 2016 at 15:57.

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