Origins of the Hopkins surname

What does the name Hopkins mean?

Hopkins is a surname with English roots. It is a patronymic name, that stems from Old English. It derives from the descendants of 'Robert', 'Hob' or 'Hobbe' (the latter two being diminutive forms of Robert).

Alternative variations of the name Hopkins

Hopkins, Hopkin, Hopkines, Hopkyns, Hupkins

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OrkneyShetlandHighlandsWestern IslesGrampianTaysideCentralStrathclydeFifeLothianBordersDumfriesNorth East 235North West 441Isle of Man 3Yorkshire 790East Midlands 375West Midlands 1593East 699London 3118South East 1614South West 4961South Wales 1008Mid Wales 713West Wales 6North Wales 34Republic of IrelandNorthern Ireland

In 1921, most Hopkinses lived in south-west

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Interesting facts about Hopkins

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214th most common surname in the UK

We have for the Hopkins surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

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Common jobs for Hopkinses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Commmon female occupations for Hopkinses in 1921





Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


General Servant


Commmon male occupations for Hopkinses in 1921

Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Coal Miner Hewer


Farm Labourer


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