Copestakes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Important Dates for the Copestakes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Copestakes research. Another 225 words (16 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)

More information is included under the topic Early Copestakes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Copestakes migration to the United States

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 migration to Australia

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

Copestakes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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Citations

  1. ^ 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
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