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Coppin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Coppin is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Coppin 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.


Early Origins of the Coppin family


The surname Coppin 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)

Early History of the Coppin family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coppin 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 Coppin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coppin Spelling Variations


Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Coppin family name include Coppinger, Coppenger, Copenger, Copinger, Coppynger, Copinsher and many more.

Early Notables of the Coppin family (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...
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Migration of the Coppin family to Ireland


Some of the Coppin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Coppin family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Coppin family to immigrate North America:

Coppin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • J. Coppin Sr. settled in Barbados with his wife and servants in 1680

Coppin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Coppin, who settled in San Francisco, California in 1864
  • Charles Coppin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880

Coppin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Coppin, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Emma J Coppin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  • Selina Coppin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  • Emma Coppin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  • James Coppin (aged 41), a brickmaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coppin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Job Coppin, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Harriett Coppin, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • George Coppin, aged 30, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Charlotte Coppin, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Coppin (post 1700)


  • Fanny Jackson Coppin (1837-1913), African-American educator and missionary
  • Johnny Coppin (b. 1946), English singer/songwriter, composer and broadcaster
  • George Selth Coppin (1819-1906), English actor and politician in Australia

Historic Events for the Coppin family



HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. George William Coppin (1922-1941), Australian Assistant Steward from Semaphore, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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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)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  5. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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