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Where did the English Coupe family come from? What is the English Coupe family crest and coat of arms? When did the Coupe family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Coupe family history?The name Coupe is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Coupe was a name used for a person who habitually wore a long cloak or cape. The surname Coupe 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.
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 Coupe include Cope, Coap, Coape, Copes and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coupe 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 Coupe History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 97 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coupe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Coupe 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.
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 Coupe were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Coupe Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
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 Coupe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coupe 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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