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 Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for 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 and 1672 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)

More information is included under the topic Early Coops Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coops migration to the United States

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
  • John Coops, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [1]
  • Eliza Coops, who landed in Virginia in 1651 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Coops (post 1700)

  • Jeans Coops, Belgian gold medalist bobsledder at the 1939 FIBT World Championships

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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