George Hope

Male5 January 1775–7 August 1848

Brief Life History of George

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.

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George Hope
Ann Armistead
Marriage: about 1800
Sarah Armistead Hope
George Hope
about 1803–
William Meredith Hope

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  • Marriage
    about 1800Hampton, Virginia, United States
  • Children (3)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 5

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 25

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    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 ).

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

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