Copeland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Copeland family

The surname Copeland was first found in Lancashire at Whittington. "This is the Witetvne of the Saxon era, and was anciently of considerable extent. William de Coucy in the 14th of Edward III. had a grant of free warren here; and in the 49th of the same reign, Sir John de Coupeland, successor of de Coucy, owned a third of the manor: the manor was therefore held in portions, but when they were united does not appear." [1] Ashton in Lancashire was another ancient family seat. "Ashton is remarkable as the ancient seat of the De Courcys, out of which family it passed by marriage to John de Coupland (died 1363), the hero of Neville's Cross." [1] The squire from Northumberland captured David II of Scotland after the Battle of Neville's Cross in 1346. He was knighted for his actions but was ambushed and killed in 1363.

Important Dates for the Copeland family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Copeland research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1200, 1346, 1455, 1515, 1515 and are included under the topic Early Copeland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Copeland Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Copeland, Coupland, Copland, Coapland and others.

Early Notables of the Copeland family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Copeland family to Ireland

Some of the Copeland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Copeland migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Copeland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Christopher Copeland, who arrived in Virginia in 1631 [2]
  • Jo Copeland, aged 19, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [2]
  • Hen Copeland, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [2]
  • Mary Copeland, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [2]
  • Lawrence Copeland, who arrived in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1653 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Copeland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elinor Copeland, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [2]
  • Elizabeth Copeland, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [2]
  • Robert Copeland, who arrived in Virginia in 1716 [2]
  • John Copeland, who arrived in New York in 1774 [2]
Copeland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Copeland, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [2]
  • James Copeland, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1811 [2]
  • John L Copeland, who landed in Texas in 1835 [2]
  • George Copeland, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]
  • J W Copeland, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Copeland migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Copeland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jasper Copeland, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina" [3]
  • Henry Copeland, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [4]
  • Margaret Copeland, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Thomas Copeland, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [5]
  • James Copeland, aged 22, a gardener, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Copeland migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Copeland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Copeland, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • George Copeland, aged 29, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tyne" in 1841
  • Mr. Charles Copeland, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th December 1851 [6]
  • Charles Copeland, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • Mary Copeland, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

Contemporary Notables of the name Copeland (post 1700)

  • Aaron Copeland (1900-1990), American classical composer, composition teacher and writer awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964
  • Brian Copeland (b. 1974), American actor, comedian, radio talk show host, playwright and author
  • Ray Copeland (1926-1984), American jazz trumpet player and teacher, father of the drummer Keith Copeland
  • Jim Copeland (1945-2010), American NFL offensive lineman who played in the 1960s
  • James Copeland (1823-1857), American outlaw, co-leader of the 60 member Wages and Copeland Clan gang, executed by hanging
  • George Copeland (1882-1971), American classical pianist
  • Joan Copeland (b. 1922), American actress, the younger sister of the playwright Arthur Miller
  • Royal Samuel Copeland (1868-1938), American academic, homeopathic physician and politician, United States Senator from New York (1923-1938)
  • Shemekia Copeland (b. 1979), American electric blues vocalist
  • Johnny Copeland (1937-1997), American Texas blues guitarist and singer
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Copeland family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Albert W Copeland, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [7]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml
  4. ^ South Australian Register Monday 26th December 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Epaminondas 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1853.shtml.
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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