Hopkins family page
Hopkins family group
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Origins of surname
This name has been associated with Wales in the past 300 years or so, but it is of much older English origin, ultimately derived from the Germanic warrior Hrodberht, meaning ‘renowned fame’. The name developed separately in France as Robert, which was then also absorbed into English. There are variants as surnames in British records as early as the 13th century.
There is an isolated baptism record for Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Sara Hopkins, in St Helier in 1742; and a marriage of Maurice Uphill Hopkins and Anne Pryor Bean, both of Somerset in St Saviour in 1779, but it was not until the 1870s that a family became established - see tree below
Births and baptisms
Great War service
These wills created by members of the Hopkins family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Margaret Hopkins of 62 Great Union Road, St Helier - 25 February 1892, D/Y/A/51
- Edmund Hopkins, Westlea, La Rocque, Grouville - 14 August 1936, D/Y/A/99
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The grave of Great War casualty Frederick Hopkins at Poix-Du-Nord Communal Cemetery Extension, Near Le Quesnoy