At Spes Infracta (But Hope Is Unbroken)

The name originates in Peeblesshire, in the late 13th century. It is the family name of the Earls of Hopetoun and Marquesses of Linlithgow. The later Earls and Marquesses are descended from John de Hope, one the attendants of Queen Magdalen, the frail first wife of James V. The name is also associated with Rankeilour in Fife.

The name is thought to originate from either the Old English hop meaning 'valley' or the same word meaning 'a small bay or inlet' in Norse.

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