Coops History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Coops is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived on the top of a high hill. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word coppe, for a high hill or promontory.   
It was also used as a word for a lookout; a place where an observer could see the landscape for miles around, and therefore be able to warn of an approaching army. As a place-name, it is largely extinct, except for one location; there is a Spying Copp outside of the Liverpool Soccer Stadium is a good place to watch the games for free.
Early Origins of the Coops family
The surname Coops was first found in Hampshire where Eduinus coppa was registered at Winton in 1148. Years later, Robert Coppe was registered in the Pipe Rolls of Staffordshire in 1192 and Geoffrey Coppe was found in the Curia Regis Rolls for Surrey in 1212. In Warwickshire, Roger de la Coppe was listed there in the Assize Rolls of 1221 and John atte Coppe was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for 1332. 
Other sources note that the name is generally a name found in southern England in Cornwall , Devon and Dorset. 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had only one listing for that family, that of Roger Coppe who was listed in Dorset.  In Somerset, Richard Coppe was listed there 1 Edward III (in the first year of King Edward III's reign.) 
In Norfolk, we found two entries for the family: John de la Coppe in the Feet of Fines for 1331 and Richard de la Coppe, who was rector of Oxburgh (1 Edward III.) 
"The Copps have now their home in the Great Torrington district [of Devon]. Coppe was a common name in Littleham, Exmouth, in the 17th century (Webb), and even now the name is not uncommon in the town." 
Early History of the Coops family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coops research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1619, 1672 and 1619 are included under the topic Early Coops History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coops Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Coops has been spelled many different ways, including Copp, Coppe, Copps, Coppes, Cop, Cops and others.
Early Notables of the Coops family (pre 1700)
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Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Coopss to arrive in North America:
Coops Settlers in United States in the 17th Century