Coplestone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Coplestone family
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.
In nearby Cornwall, another early brach of the family was found. "Another manor called Biscovey, was anciently in the family of Coplestone. This, in the year 1563, was sold by one of that family residing at Warlegh, in Devonshire, to Mr. Richard Trehawke, of St. Blazey." 
The manor of Lametton in the parish of St. Keyne, Cornwall was another ancient family seat of the family. "In this family it probably remained until the fourth of Elizabeth, when thirteen manors were sold in this county, to procure for John Coplestone, Esq. the royal pardon, he having forfeited his life to the laws of his country." 
Early History of the Coplestone family
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Coplestone Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Coppleston, Copplestone, Copleston, Coplestone, Cobblestone, Cobelstone, Cobbelstone and many more.
Early Notables of the Coplestone family (pre 1700)
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Coplestone migration to the United States +
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 
Contemporary Notables of the name Coplestone (post 1700) +
- Coplestone Warre Bampfylde (d. 1791), English landscape painter, the only son of John Bampfylde, M.P. for Devon 
Related Stories +
- ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 6 June 2019