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Coplestone Early Origins



The surname Coplestone was first found in Devon where the earliest recorded of the name was Hugh of Coplestone in the year 1275 who was Lord of the Manor at that time. It was a hamlet and manor in the parish of Colebrook. Conjecturally, the family may be descended from the tenant of the parish, Manfred, who held it from William Cheever at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book by Duke William of Normandy in 1086. (This Guillaume La Chievre of Normandy, held 47 baronies in the county of Devon, and held a family seat at Bradninch in Devon. He attended William the Conqueror at Hastings in 1066,) Manfred was most likely a son or nephew of this great Baron Guillaume. It was customary amongst the Norman nobles at that time to allow their relatives to adopt the place name of their under-tenancy as their Sirename, so as to distinguish the branch from the main stem of the family. However, it seems clear that by the mid 13th century the name was well established. This unusual name and hamlet may have been connected with the small stones which were ballast brought back from Iceland by the fishing fleet which plied from Devon, and from the 12th to the 16th century were used extensively for paving the roads of England.

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Coplestone Spelling Variations


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Coplestone Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Coppleston, Copplestone, Copleston, Coplestone, Cobblestone, Cobelstone, Cobbelstone and many more.

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Coplestone Early History


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Coplestone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coplestone research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1359, 1607, 1642, 1655 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Coplestone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coplestone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coplestone Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coplestone Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Annanias Coplestone, who arrived in Virginia in 1635

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. 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.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Coplestone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coplestone 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 September 2015 at 14:22.

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