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The earliest origins of the Cope surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was a person who habitually wore a long cloak or cape. The surname Cope is derived from the Old English word cope, which emerged about 1225 and comes from the Old English word cape, which refers to a cloak or cape.

Cope Early Origins



The surname Cope was first found in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire where the family "appear in the character of civil servants of the crown in the reign of Richard II and Henry IV, and were rewarded with large grants of land." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The held family seats at Hardwick and Hanwell, both in the neighbourhood of Banbury. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Cope Spelling Variations


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Cope Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Cope are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cope include: Cope, Coap, Coape, Copes and others.

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Cope Early History


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Cope Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cope research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1760, 1745, 1632, 1675, 1660 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Cope History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cope Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cope Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Jonathon Cope; Sir John Cope (1690-1760), British general who was defeated at the Battle of Prestonpans by Bonnie Prince Charlie in...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cope Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cope In Ireland


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Cope In Ireland



Some of the Cope family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cope or a variant listed above:

Cope Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Cope settled in New England in 1635
  • Richard Cope settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • Maria Cope, aged 14, landed in New England in 1635
  • Richard Cope, aged 24, landed in America in 1635
  • William Cope, aged 26, arrived in America in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cope Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hannah Cope, who landed in Virginia in 1706
  • Anthony Cope settled in Jamaica in 1722
  • Yoost Cope, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727

Cope Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard S Cope, aged 30, landed in Maine in 1812
  • Edward Cope who settled in Rhode Island whose sons Richard and William became noted shoemakers of Boston
  • H C Cope, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J Cope, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Joseph Cope, who arrived in Mississippi in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cope Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Cope U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 he served in the Queen's Rangers Regiment [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Cope Sr., U.E. (b. 1719) born in United Kingdom from New York, USA who settled in Cope Town [Hamilton], Ontario c. 1783 he served in the Queen's Rangers Regiment, married Phoebe Ellsworth they had 9 children [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Cope Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Martin Cope, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • Joseph Cope arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Porter" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PORTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Porter.gif
  • Henry Cope arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Ann Cope arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Joseph Losco Cope arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cope Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • M. A. Cope arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • D. Cope arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cope (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cope (post 1700)



  • Warner Walton "W.W." Cope (1824-1903), the 6th Chief Justice of California
  • Thomas Darlington Cope (1880-1964), American physicist and historian of science
  • Kenneth Cope (b. 1961), American composer and performer of religious music
  • Derrike Cope (b. 1958), American racing driver, winner of the 1990 Daytona 500
  • Arthur C. Cope (1909-1966), American organic chemist
  • Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897), American anatomist and paleontologist
  • Wendy Cope OBE (b. 1945), English poet
  • Jamie "Shotgun" Cope (b. 1985), English professional snooker player
  • John Cope (1791-1884), English music professor originally from Ross On Wye, father of George and Thomas Cope of Cope Brothers & Co
  • Thomas Cope (1827-1884), co-founder of Cope Bros & Co, a tobacco products manufacturer in Liverpool with his brother George
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cope Historic Events


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Cope Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Hector Allan Cope, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. John Cope, British Assistant Pantryman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Louis Francis  Cope (1903-1917), Canadian resident from Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Henry  Cope (1905-1917), Canadian resident from Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Sidney J Cope (b. 1896), English Commissioned Gunner serving for the Royal Navy from Porchester, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. George R Cope (b. 1923), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Southampton, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Thomas Cope, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Charles T Cope, British Ordnance Artificer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Cope


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Suggested Readings for the name Cope



  • Darlington Cope and His Descendants, 1815-1967 by Walter A. Cope.
  • A History of Awbury (including the Cope Family) by Mary C. Scattergood.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Aequo adeste animo
Motto Translation: Be present with mind unchangeable.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PORTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Porter.gif

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Cope Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cope 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 10 October 2016 at 06:55.

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