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Where did the English Coap family come from? What is the English Coap family crest and coat of arms? When did the Coap family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Coap family history?The name Coap has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who habitually wore a long cloak or cape. The surname Coap is derived from the Old English word cope, which emerged about 1225 and comes from the Old English word cape, which refers to a cloak or cape.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Coap have been found, including Cope, Coap, Coape, Copes and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coap research. Another 117 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1760, 1745, 1632, 1675, 1660 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Coap History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 97 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coap Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Coap family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Coap, or a variant listed above: Edward Cope who settled in Rhode Island whose sons Richard and William became noted shoemakers of Boston; Giles Cope who settled in Virginia in 1654; William Cope settled in Barbados in 1680.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Aequo adeste animo
Motto Translation: Be present with mind unchangeable.
The Coap Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coap Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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