The name ‘Hopkins’ originates from English. It is derived from the medieval given name ‘Hopkin’, a diminutive of of ‘Hobb’, formed with the addition of the suffix -kin (of Low Germanic origin) and subsequent devoicing assimilation. Variant´s: ‘Honkin’. Patronymic´s: ‘Hopkins’, ‘Hopkinson’, ‘Hobkins’, ‘Hobkinson’. Among the old families of Central England, the name of Hopkins has long occupied a respectable place, having been borne by members of the House of Commons, from the city of Coventry, as far back as the reign of Richard II. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Hopkins’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Nicholas Hobekyn’, from Cambridgeshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the founder of this family in North America was a certain ‘Gerrard Hopkins’, believe… Coat of arms: Erminies on a fesse gules a lion passant guar…
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