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
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Roope (post 1700)
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