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The name Stopher is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from Christopher, an ancient and popular personal name which has been popular for many years as literally, the name means 'Bearer of Christ'.

Stopher Early Origins



The surname Stopher was first found in Lancashire 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.

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Stopher Spelling Variations


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Stopher Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Stopher include Christopher, Cristopher and others.

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Stopher Early History


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Stopher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stopher research. Another 254 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stopher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stopher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stopher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stopher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stopher In Ireland


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Stopher In Ireland



Some of the Stopher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Christopher Christopher, Geoffrey's brother, who settled in Nantucket in 1630; William and Katherine Christopher who arrived in Barbados in 1679 with their servants.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stopher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stopher (post 1700)



  • Gerald Stopher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000

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Stopher Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. 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).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Stopher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stopher 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 January 2016 at 12:49.

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