When George Hope was born on 5 January 1775, in Elizabeth City, Virginia, United States, his father, George William Hope, was 25 and his mother, Rebecca Meredith, was 26. He married Ann Armistead about 1800, in Hampton, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 7 August 1848, in Hampton, Elizabeth City, Virginia, United States, at the age of 73.
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a ‘remote enclosed place’, from Middle English and Older Scots hop(e) (Old English hop); or else a habitational name from any of several places called Hope in Cheshire, Devon, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Shropshire, and North Yorkshire. A hop most often denoted a distant, secluded valley, especially in the West Midlands, northern England, and southern Scotland, but in Essex, Kent, and Sussex it usually referred to an enclosed piece of land or a promontory in a marsh or in wasteland. In other cases, the name may refer to someone who lived at a small landlocked bay or inlet, or who came from a place so named, such as Stanford le Hope in Essex, Middle Hope in Somerset, and Hope by Bolt Head in Devon (Middle English hop(e), Old English hōp, Old Norse hóp). The surname is also established in Ireland.
Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, notably in Hordaland, from Old Norse hóp ‘narrow bay’.
Americanized form (translation into English) of French Lespérance ‘hope’ (see Lesperance ).