etymology of hoppas

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Fri Jan 30 05:05:55 UTC 2004

>Hoppes/Hoppas/Hoppis/Hoppus is an American surname, Hoppes being
>especially common in Pennsylvania since 1751 when the brothers Happes
>arrived from Germany.

Hoppus apparently is an English surname also (a variant of Hobhouse
originally, it says here). There were a number of persons with this
spelling in the US pre-1800.

-- Doug Wilson

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