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The origins of the Coop surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person who habitually wore a long cloak or cape. The surname Coop 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.

Coop Early Origins



The surname Coop was first found in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire where the family "appear in the character of civil servants of the crown in the reign of Richard II and Henry IV, and were rewarded with large grants of land." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The held family seats at Hardwick and Hanwell, both in the neighbourhood of Banbury. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Coop Spelling Variations


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Coop Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Coop has been recorded under many different variations, including Cope, Coap, Coape, Copes and others.

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Coop Early History


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Coop Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coop 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 Coop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coop Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coop Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Jonathon Cope; Sir John Cope (1690-1760), British general who was defeated at the Battle of Prestonpans by Bonnie Prince Charlie in...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coop Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coop In Ireland


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Coop In Ireland



Some of the Coop family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Coop or a variant listed above:

Coop Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Walter Coop, who landed in Virginia in 1619
  • Tho Coop, aged 18, landed in America in 1634
  • Anthony Coop, who came to Hingham, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Elizabeth Coop, aged 24, landed in America in 1635
  • George Coop, aged 20, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coop Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Coop, who landed in Virginia in 1719

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coop (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coop (post 1700)



  • Thomas "Tom" Coop (1863-1929), English rugby union footballer
  • Mick Coop (b. 1948), retired English professional football right back
  • Jeans Coop, Belgian bobsledder who competed in the late 1930s
  • Trevor Coop, British feature film and drama camera operator
  • Franco Coop (1891-1962), Italian film actor

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Motto


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Motto



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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  11. ...

The Coop Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coop 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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