Popkin is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from the name Os,
which is a short form for several personal names, including Osgod, Osbeorn,
is supplemented by the common diminutive suffix -kin.
Early Origins of the Popkin family
The surname Popkin was first found in Herefordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Popkin family
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Popkin Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Popkin has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hoskins, Hoskin, Hosken, Hoskyne, Hoskyns, Haskin, Haskins, Hasken, Haskyne and many more.
Early Notables of the Popkin family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Serjeant John Hoskins (1566-1638), who was an English poet, scholar of Greek, and politician; Jane Fenn Hoskens (1694-1764), English author and early immigrant to America; Sir Bennet Hoskyns, 1st Baronet
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Migration of the Popkin family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Popkin were among those contributors:
Popkin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Popkin, who landed in Virginia in 1623 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 Popkin (post 1700)
- Gary S. Popkin (b. 1938), American retired Professor of Computer Systems at New York City College of Technology
- Zelda Popkin (1898-1983), American author of novels and mystery stories, best known for her book The Journey Home in 1945 which sold nearly one million copies
- Richard H. Popkin (1923-2005), American academic philosopher, best known for his work The History of Scepticism from Erasmus to Descartes (1960)
- Gary S. Popkin, American politician, Representative from New York 11th District, 1994; Libertarian Candidate for Borough President of Brooklyn, New York, 2005 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Cedric Bassett Popkin (1891-1968), Australian anti-aircraft gunner who most believe killed the German ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the "Red Baron"
The Popkin Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Finem respice
Motto Translation: Consider the end