The ancestors of the Coppe surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they 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.
Early Origins of the Coppe family
The surname Coppe was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Coppe family
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Coppe Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Coppe include Copp, Coppe, Copps, Coppes, Cop, Cops and others.
Early Notables of the Coppe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coppe family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Coppe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jacob Coppe, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)