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Today's generation of the Coppen family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Coppen family lived in Suffolk which is derived from the Old English copp, a word for the top or summit of a hill, and indicates someone who lived in such a place. Another reference presumes that the name was derived from the word "coppin," which was a "piece of yarn taken from a spindle." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The Suffolk expression "To live like a Coppinger, points to the wealth and hospitality of a family of this name who flourished in the 16th and 17th century at Buxhall." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Coppen Early Origins



The surname Coppen was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very early times. Records from the year 1290 showed Greffrey Coppinger and Walter Coppinger in Waketown, Norfolk. Roger Coppinger of Waketun is listed in Norfolk in that same era, in the Rotuli Hundredorum. Other early records of the name include Seman Copinger, listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in 1327; William Copenger listed in the Feet of Fines of Suffolk in 1383; and William Copynger, listed in the Feet of Fines of Essex in 1489. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Coppen Spelling Variations


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Coppen Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Coppen include Coppinger, Coppenger, Copenger, Copinger, Coppynger, Copinsher and many more.

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Coppen Early History


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Coppen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coppen research. Another 359 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1503, 1513, 1512, 1532, 1626, 1604, 1603, 1621, 1675, 1436, 1416 and 1547 are included under the topic Early Coppen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coppen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coppen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include William Copinger (d. 1436), who became the parson (rector) of Buxhall in 1416; and Sir Ralph Copinger, of Suffolk, who was knighted on the battlefield at on Muckleburgh, in 1547...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coppen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coppen In Ireland


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Coppen In Ireland



Some of the Coppen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Coppens to arrive on North American shores:

Coppen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George I Coppen, who arrived in Indiana in 1852

Coppen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles J. Coppen, aged 27, who settled in America from London, England, in 1906
  • Charles James Coppen, aged 33, who landed in America from Surrey, England, in 1909
  • Catherine D. Coppen, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Surrey, England, in 1909
  • Ernest/William Coppen, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Trinton, Essex, England, in 1909
  • Clara E. Coppen, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Ipswich, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coppen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Coppen arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coppen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coppen (post 1700)



  • Alec Coppen (b. 1923), British psychiatrist, one of the pioneers of Biological Psychiatry
  • Shirley Coppen, Canadian former politician in Ontario

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. 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.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Coppen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coppen 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.

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