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Popejoy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Popejoy family


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.

Early History of the Popejoy family


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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.

Early Notables of the Popejoy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Popejoy family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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
  • Sarah Popejoy, American singer-songwriter
  • J. R. Popejoy, American Democrat politician, Chair of Moniteau County Democratic Party, 1939 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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