Hopper Family History
Hopper Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a dancer from an agent derivative of Middle English hoppen ‘to dance hop leap’ (Old English hoppian). See Hoppe English: topographic name from Middle English hoper hopper in Sussex and Kent denoting someone who lived at a remote place probably an enclosed piece of land in marsh. The name derives from Middle English hop (see Hope ) + -er and was interchangeable with (atte) hope. English: possibly a variant of Hooper . German: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German Middle Low German hoppen ‘to limp or stumble’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022