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The Anglo-Saxon name Copden comes from when the family resided in the now extinct Copedene, which was in the county of Yorkshire. This family also lived the place called Cobden Farm in the county of Sussex.

Copden Early Origins



The surname Copden was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat. From their early beginnings, for the next few centuries, the family name also acquired other estates or manors as branches established themselves throughout England. The major conflicts of the eras, such as the War of the Roses, the English Reformation, and the English Civil War sometimes found them to be in opposing camps, with conflicting interests.

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Copden Spelling Variations


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Copden 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. Copden has been recorded under many different variations, including Cobden, Copden, Copdon, Cobdon, Copendenne and others.

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Copden Early History


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Copden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Copden research. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1525 are included under the topic Early Copden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Copden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Copden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Copden Notables 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 Copden or a variant listed above: Mary Cobden who arrived in Maryland in 1659.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Copden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Copden 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 April 2014 at 09:39.

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