John & Stephen HOPPER emigrate to Australia – 1856

There is an outer suburb of Melbourne, Australia called ‘Hopper’s Crossing’ – it got its name from one of two Hopper brothers who emigrated from Kent in the 1850s. This is their story…

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Herlewin le Hoppere – a 13th Century ancestor?

There are monastic records of a landowner named Herlewin le Hoppere living in the village of Ickham in Kent in the 13th century. As the present-day Hopper line has been traced back as far as 16th Century Ickham, it's quite likely that Herlewin is their ancestor...

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