Hoppe Family History
Hoppe Name Meaning
North German: variant of Hopp . South German: nickname from dialect hoppen ‘to hop’ (a variant of standard German hüpfen). This surname is also found in some of the neighboring countries e.g. in Poland and Czechia. Compare Happy . Danish: from North German Hopp (see Hopf ) or the Danish byname Hoppe ‘horse mare’. English (southwestern): perhaps a nickname for a dancer from early modern English hop in the sense ‘leap or step in dancing’ (first recorded in 1579). Compare Hopper .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press