Origin of the surname HOPLA ???
I am still seeking help with the possible origin of the surname HOPLA.It appears to have first been used in Pembroke, West Wales in 1762 .... STEPHEN HOPLA. born: 1762, Grove, Pembroke.I am looking for references before this, any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated :-)
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There's a place called Hopla in Norway. Could this be the origin? Hopla is decidedly not Welsh and that part of Wales attracted sailors from all over the world.
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Origin of the surname HOPLA ???Hello Morfydd,I would be pleased if you would contact me on tedwards46@hotmail.com
As I would like to hear more about Hopla in Norway.I quite agree that Hopla is decidedly not Welsh and that part of Wales attracted sailors from all over the world.Best wishes
Tony
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I have been doing some family history research and have also come across the name Hopla in Pembroke. On the 1881 census an Emma Hopla is employed as a servant at the home of Joseph Davies - wheelwright of Main Street, Pembroke (parish St. Michael).It is such an unusual name, I googled it and came up with this site.
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I have nothing to tell you except it's my grandma's maiden name - it's our family out in Pembroke - or at least some of them have.My family has done quite a bit of research into the name and come up with nothing conclusive except that it appears to come out of no where in 19th Century and arrive in Wales (some have since emmigrated to USA mostly via Utah). Our leading theory is that the name was chosen by someone fleeing one of the many identity based conflicts in Europe at the time and they changed the spelling from one of the many more common similar names.This does mean we are probably somewhat closely related. It's not a common name.
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Origin of the surname HOPLA ???So you came across Emma Hopla who was employed as a servant at the home of Joseph Davies - a wheelwright of Main Street, Pembroke ( in the parish of St. Michael ).Are you actually researching the surname Hopla ?If you are, please contact me at tedwards46@hotmail.com so we can chat about the Hopla'sBest wishes
Tony
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The name turns up in the will of William Hopla of Steynton, Pembs, dated 1624. No other information.David
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