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Roope History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the Roope family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Devon. Their name, however, is a reference to Rupierre, in Caen, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman invasion of England in 1066.

Early Origins of the Roope family


The surname Roope was first found in Devon where they were Lords of the Manor. The family are believed to be a junior branch of the distinguished Le Sire de Rupierre of Caen in Normandy whose descendant was Roger de Rupers of Warwick and Leicester. The senior line was represented by the Barons Teynham.

Early History of the Roope family


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Roope Spelling Variations


Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Roope, Roop, Rope and others.

Early Notables of the Roope family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Roope family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Roope or a variant listed above were:

Roope Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Roope, aged 30, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736 [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)
  • Bernhard Roope, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [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 Roope (post 1700)


  • Lieutenant-Commander Gerard Broadmead Roope (1905-1940), British sailor awarded the Victoria Cross during WWII [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    World War 2 Awards.com - ROOPE, Gerard. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Gerard Roope. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/144

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  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. ^ World War 2 Awards.com - ROOPE, Gerard. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Gerard Roope. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/144

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