Origins Available: Dutch
The surname Coope can be found all over the Netherlands
. It derives from the word for a common medieval occupation; that of the "kuiper." The "kuiper" was a maker and repairer of wooden vessels, such as barrels, caskets, and tubs. Occupational
names belong to the larger category of hereditary surnames
, and were adopted by families whose ancestors had performed a certain job.
Early Origins of the Coope family
The surname Coope was first found in Holland, where the Coope family became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Deventer, in the province of Overyessel, Holland bordering Drenthe, Gelderland and Zutphen.
Early History of the Coope family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coope research.Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1594, 1632, and 1729 are included under the topic Early Coope History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coope Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cuypert, Cuypers, Cuypherts, Cuijpers, Kuijpers, Kuypers, Kukppers, Kupers, Kuipers, de Cuypere, Cuyp, de Kuyper, Kupfer, Kupper, Kupker, Kuypker, Cypert and many more.
Early Notables of the Coope family (pre 1700)
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coope Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coope family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Coope Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- most Coope, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Coope (post 1700)
- Miles Coope (1916-1974), English first-class cricketer who played from 1947 to 1949 for Somerset
- Octavius Edward Coope (1814-1886), English brewer and politician, Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth (1847-1848), for Middlesex (1874-1885) and for Brentford (1885-1886)