The name Copestakes is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived at the copstake
or the post on top of the round hill or mound.
Early Origins of the Copestakes family
The surname Copestakes was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Copestakes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Copestakes 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 Copestakes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Copestakes 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 Copestakes 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Copestakes include: Capstick, Copestake, Copestick, Copstick, Capstack, Coupstak, Coupestack, Copstake, Cowpstake and many more.
Early Notables of the Copestakes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Copestakes family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Copestakes or a variant listed above:
Copestakes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hannah Copestakes, who arrived in America in 1743
Copestakes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Copestakes, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822