According to A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, the Hopkinson surname originates from the given name Robert, which evolved into Hobbs and Hobson, and then sharpened into Hopps, Hopkins, and Hopkinson. It has numerous spelling variations throughout history including Hopkynsonne, Hobkinson, Hopkynson, etc.
See the Hopkinson DNA page for information on the YDNA study of this surname.
See my Hopkinson wills page for some early Hopkinson wills in England, primarily in the London area.
Hopkinsons in Lancashire page for my research interests in Hopkinsons from Lancashire.
See Hopkinsons of London page for my research interests in Hopkinsons in London in the 1600 and 1700s.
See Hopkinsons of Guyana page for my research interests in Hopkinsons that settled in Guyana.