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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • North German : topographic name from Middle Low German būr ‘farmer’, ‘peasant’ + hōp, ‘pile’, or, as a suffix in place names, ‘gathering’, ‘assembly’. The term hōp is a common element in place names of the northwestern coastal area of Germany, for example Hope, Hoopen, Hoople.

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