Poppy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Poppy family

The surname Poppy was first found in Yorkshire 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. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Poppy family

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Poppy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Popeley, Popley, Poply, Popilly, Popely, Popelly and others.

Early Notables of the Poppy family (pre 1700)

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Australia Poppy migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Poppy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Robert Poppy, (b. 1800), aged 28, English clerk who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 14 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Bussorah Merchant" on 24th March 1828, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1846 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Poppy (post 1700) +

  • Poppy Hanson, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2000 [2]
  • Poppy Airhart, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Texas, 1992 [3]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bussorah-merchant
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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