Ellen Jane Hopper

Brief Life History of Ellen Jane

When Ellen Jane Hopper was born in May 1861, in Bergen, New Jersey, United States, her father, Daniel Andrew Hopper, was 23 and her mother, Elisa Jane Winter, was 23. She married Jacob James Christopher on 16 October 1887, in Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Passaic, New Jersey, United States in 1920 and Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 February 1949, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ponds Cemetery, Oakland, Bergen, New Jersey, United States.

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Jacob James Christopher
Ellen Jane Hopper
Marriage: 16 October 1887
Jacob James Christopher Jr

Sources (15)

  • Ellen J Christopher in household of Jacob Christopher, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Ellen Jane Hopper, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Ellen Jane Hopper Christopher, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a dancer, from an agent derivative of Middle English hoppen ‘to dance, hop, leap’ (Old English hoppian). See Hoppe 4.

English: topographic name from Middle English hoper, hopper, in Sussex and Kent denoting someone who lived at a remote place, probably an enclosed piece of land in marsh. The name derives from Middle English hop (see Hope ) + -er, and was interchangeable with (atte) hope.

English: possibly a variant of Hooper .

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

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