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The surname Soper was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Woodlands, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Soper, Souper, Soaper, Super and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Soper research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1698 and 1732 are included under the topic Early Soper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Soper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Greg Soper who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Greg Soper, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • John Soper arrived in Barbados in 1660
  • John Soper, who arrived in Maryland in 1676

Soper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elias Soper, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Thomas Soper settled in Cupid from Halifax, Yorkshire, in 1760

Soper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D. Soper arrived in New York in 1822
  • Thomas Soper, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • A C Soper, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860

Soper Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Samuel Soper U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1783 he served in Butler's Rangers, married to Bathsheba, he died in 1785 in Quebec
  • Mrs. Bathsheba Soper U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 married to Samuel Soper, he died in 1785, she went on to remarry and became Mrs. Bathsheba Willson
  • Mr. Joseph Soper U.E., (Sopher) (b. 1762) who settled in Sophiasburgh & Ameliasburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Queen's Rangers with Captain Kerr's Company, married in 1765 to Mary Soper having 1 child
  • Mr. Leonard Soper U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784

Soper Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jonas Soper was the Captain of Cupid's, Newfoundland in 1824

Soper Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Soper, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • John Soper arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1839
  • Rebecca Soper arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1839
  • William Soper arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848
  • Elizabeth Soper, aged 23, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad"
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Soper Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hannah Soper, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883
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  • Lewman B. Soper, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1960
  • Morris Ames Soper (1873-1963), American politician, U.S. District Judge for Maryland, 1923-31; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 1931-55
  • P. L. Soper, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indian Territory, 1900, 1904
  • Paul K. Soper, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Chemung County, 1928
  • J. Mason Soper (b. 1858), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Eaton County 1st District, 1899-1900
  • Hiram J. Soper, American politician, Mayor of Laurel, Maryland, 1958-62
  • Henry L. Soper, American politician, Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1886
  • George J. Soper, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 18th District, 1897
  • Frank M. Soper, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1908, 1916
  • Edmund D. Soper, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to Ohio convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
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  • The New Soper Compendium by Earl F. Soper.
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Soper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Soper Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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