User: Hooper

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My name is Hooper. That is my full legal and real name, not a online handle. BookHipsters can rightfully say that they followed the series before it was cool, but I can not. I am thankful to HBO for letting me discover the series, of which I have now read all released novels and am anxiously awaiting the next release. I am fond of Tyrion, but, then again - who isn't?

House Hooper

House Hooper
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Words "Our Way is the Old Way"
Seat Paducah
Region The Midwest
Title N/A
Heir Hooper
Overlord House Targaryen
Cadet Branch House Cossey
Ancestral Weapon N/A
Founder George the Elder
Founded c. 1540

House Hooper is a house in the midwest United States, which traces its decent from George the Elder and his son, Arch Bishop George Hooper. The house has birthed numerous members of the clergy, and is unique in that it's male line is a rare western mononymous family.


The Hoopers began as apprentice smiths, creating barrel hoops and other accessories in the early sixteenth century in the rural areas of Frome, England. The family eventually grew in prosperity under George Hooper, known as George the Elder. His son, also named George, became Arch Bishop and in a bid to end confusion between him and his father, began going by his surname as simply Hooper. This created a tradition, and for centuries male members of the family were not given a birth name. In the last century, a birth name has been given but is always disused when the male becomes a man, as deemed so by his father. Thus, the Hooper line is one of the few true mononymous lines, and this practice has found its way into modern pop culture which characters with the surname in numerous films and novels also being referred to simply as Hooper.

Family Lineage

The following is the ancestral line at-a-glance, using birth names. Starting with John Hooper in 1681, the family has not used birth names past adolescence.

Possibly a Thomas Hooper Unknown - Unknown, Batcombe, Somerset, South West England

  • George "the Elder" Thomas Hooper c.1627 - 1698, Frome, Somerset, South West England
    • Hugh Hooper c. 1651 - Unknown, Frome, Somerset, South West England
      • John Hooper c.1681 - Unknown, Merriott, Somerset, South West England
        • Col. George Hooper 1734 - c. 1800, Moved from Merriott to Buckingham County, Virginia
          • James Hooper Unknown - Unknown, Hooper's Mountain, Buckingham, Virginia
            • William Hooper 1802 - Unknown, Hooper's Mountain, Buckingham, Virginia
              • William Hooper 1836 - 1867, Moved from Hooper's Mountain to Hickman Country, TN
                • Unknown Hooper Unknown - Unknown, Hickman County, TN
                  • John Franklin Hooper 1868 - 1927, Moved from Hickman County to Hohenwald, Lewis County, TN
                    • Blanche B. Hooper 1903 - Unknown, Hohenwald, Lewis County, TN - Unmarried Female, Children kept Maternal name
                      • Billy Frank Hooper 1933 - 1994, Moved from Hohenwald to Benton, Kentucky.
                        • James Hollis Hooper 1958 - Present, Moved from Benton/Savannah (mother's residence) to Paducah, Kentucky.
                          • Brian Keith Hooper 1985 - Present, Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky
                            • William James Riley Hooper 2010 - Present, Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky

Current members


Birth Name
Father of this user, family patriarch


Birth Name
This user, heir


Birth Name
William James Riley
Toddler, son of this user


Maiden Name
Wife of this user


Full Name
Katherine Elizabeth Renee Alexandra
Toddler, daughter of this user

Past and Historical Members

George the Elder

Keeper of the King's Woods

George Hooper

Bishop of Bathe and Wells

Sworn Houses

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