Origins Available: Dutch
The surname Coopers 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 Coopers family
The surname Coopers was first found in Holland, where the Coopers 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 Coopers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coopers research.Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1594, 1632, and 1729 are included under the topic Early Coopers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coopers 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 Coopers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coopers family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Cornelis Jansen Cuyper, who arrived in New York in 1634; Gerrit Jansen Cuyper, who came to New York in 1640; Laurens Andriesson Cuyper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1641.