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The ancestry of the name Copp dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived on the top of a high hill. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word coppe, for a high hill or promontory. It was also used as a word for a lookout; a place where an observer could see the landscape for miles around, and therefore be able to warn of an approaching army. As a place-name, it is largely extinct, except for one location; there is a Spying Copp outside of the Liverpool Soccer Stadium is a good place to watch the games for free.

Copp Early Origins



The surname Copp was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Copp Spelling Variations


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Copp Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Copp have been found, including Copp, Coppe, Copps, Coppes, Cop, Cops and others.

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Copp Early History


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Copp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Copp research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1619 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Copp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Copp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Copp Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Copp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Copp, or a variant listed above:

Copp Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Copp of Providence, Rhode Island, arrived in the sailing ship "Blessing". He and his two sons Richard and William Copp were shoemakers and later moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1630. Part of his estate in Boston was known as Copp Hill
  • William Copp, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635-1640

Copp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jonathan Copp, who landed in Georgia in 1750-1751

Copp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Copp, aged 60, landed in Maine in 1812
  • Mr. Copp settled in New York in 1820
  • David Copp settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • David H Copp, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Thomas Copp, who arrived in Mississippi in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Copp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Copp (post 1700)



  • Rick Copp, American television writer, story editor, producer and occasional actor
  • Harley F. Copp (1922-1991), American car designer
  • Jordan Lee Copp (b. 1993), English football midfielder
  • Albert James Smith Copp (1866-1912), Canadian politician, Member of the Canada Parliament for Digby, Nova Scotia (1896-1908)
  • Robert Alonzo "Bobby" Copp (1918-2006), Canadian ice hockey defenceman
  • Arthur Bliss Copp (1870-1949), Canadian politician
  • Frank Hubert Copp (1881-1959), Canadian manufacturer and politician who represented Westmorland County in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick (1935-1948)
  • Terry Copp, Canadian military historian and Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Douglas Harold Copp CC, FRSC (1915-1998), Canadian Physiologist who discovered and named the hormone calcitonin
  • Stanley Copp (1915-1987), Canadian politician in Manitoba, serving the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba as a Liberal-Progressive from 1953 to 1958

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. 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.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Copp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Copp 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 25 July 2014 at 12:42.

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