Hopper Family History
Hopper Name Meaning
English and Scottish: occupational name for a professional tumbler or acrobat, or a nickname for a restless individual with plenty of energy, Middle English hoppere, an agent derivative of Old English hoppian ‘to hop’. German: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German hoppen ‘to limp or stumble’. Dutch: occupational name for a hop grower or seller, from Middle Dutch hoppe ‘hop(s)’ + the agent suffix -er.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press