Stoppingas was a tribe or clan of Anglo-Saxon England, based around
Wawen and the valley of the River
Alne in modern-day Warwickshire.
The name of the tribe may have come from
the personal name Stoppa
, who could have been the tribe's
founder or leader, or earliest common ancestor.
Stoppingas formed part of the Saxon kingdom of the Hwicce, which was later conquered and absorbed by the
kingdom of Mercia.
In the mid eighth century Æthelbald of Mercia
gave a grant of
land in the region of the Stoppingas to Æthelric
, the son of King
of the Hwicce, for the purpose of establishing a Minster
in the territory. Such an institution was subsequently built at
Wootton Wawen, and the later parochia
of this minster
probably represents the extent territory of the Stoppingas.