Copestick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Copestick family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived at the copstake or the post on top of the round hill or mound.

Early Origins of the Copestick family

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

Early History of the Copestick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Copestick 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 Copestick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Copestick Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Copestick include Capstick, Copestake, Copestick, Copstick, Capstack, Coupstak, Coupestack, Copstake, Cowpstake and many more.

Early Notables of the Copestick family (pre 1700)

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


Australia Copestick migration to Australia +

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

Copestick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Mary Ann Copestick, (b. 1828), aged 19, British Housemaid who was convicted in Birmingham, West Midlands, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Asia" on 9th March 1847, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1847


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