Janet Hopper

3 June 1834–after 15 September 1900 (Age 66)
Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Hopper was born on 3 June 1834, in Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Hopper, was 33 and her mother, Jane Crow, was 30. She married William Trotter on 26 June 1857, in Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died after 15 September 1900, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

William Trotter
Janet Hopper
Marriage: 26 June 1857
William Trotter
Thomas Trotter
Alexander Trotter
Jane Helen Trotter
Robert Trotter

Spouse and Children

26 June 1857
Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom



    Thomas Trotter


    Alexander Trotter


    Jane Helen Trotter



Parents and Siblings


    Jane Crow




    James Hopper


    Isabella Brown Hopper


    Jean Hopper




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 4

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Age 9

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 20

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

1 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’.2 German: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German hoppen ‘to limp or stumble’.3 Dutch: occupational name for a hop grower or seller, from Middle Dutch hoppe ‘hop(s)’ + the agent suffix -er.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jessie Hopper, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • Janet Hopper in household of Thomas Hopper, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Janet Trotter in household of William Trotter, "Scotland Census, 1891"

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