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Where did the English Coupal family come from? What is the English Coupal family crest and coat of arms? When did the Coupal family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Coupal family history?Coupal is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a cooper, a person who made and repaired barrels, casks, and buckets. It was a trade highly valued in the Middle Ages, as the construction or waterproof containers was no easy task with the tools of the time.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Coupal include Cooper, Cowper, Couper, Coupar and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coupal research. Another 261 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1731, 1800, 1609, 1660, 1609, 1672, 1609, 1660, 1st , 1621, 1683 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Coupal History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 121 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coupal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Coupal family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 117 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Coupal were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Coupal Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Coupal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coupal 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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