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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch (de Hoop) : metonymic occupational name for a cooper, from Middle Dutch houp ‘hoop’.
  • Dutch (van (der) Hoop) : habitational name from De Hoop in Gelderland or Hoop in Overijssel, or Ter Hope in Gistel, West Flanders (Belgium).
  • North German : topographic name for someone who lived on a raised piece of land in a bog, hop, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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