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The history of the Copestake family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living at the copstake or the post on top of the round hill or mound.

Copestake Early Origins



The surname Copestake was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Copestake Spelling Variations


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Copestake Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Copestake include Capstick, Copestake, Copestick, Copstick, Capstack, Coupstak, Coupestack, Copstake, Cowpstake and many more.

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Copestake Early History


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Copestake Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Copestake research. Another 449 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1301, 1379, 1474, 1500, 1729, 1749, 1791, 1800 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Copestake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Copestake Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Copestake Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Copestake 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Copestake Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Copestake, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Copestake Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Copestake, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • Hetty Copestake, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • Thomas J. Copestake, aged 10, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • Joseph W. Copestake, aged 8, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • Henry J. Copestake, aged 6, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Copestake Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Copestake 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 2 December 2014 at 15:10.

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