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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.


Coppin Early Origins



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)

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Coppin Spelling Variations


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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.

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Coppin Early History


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Coppin Early History



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.

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Coppin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coppin 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 Coppin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coppin In Ireland


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Coppin In Ireland



Some of the Coppin 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



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 settled in San Francisco, California in 1864
  • Charles Coppin 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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Selina Coppin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Emma Coppin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • James Coppin (aged 41), a brickmaker, 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, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Harriett Coppin, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • George Coppin, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Charlotte Coppin, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coppin (post 1700)


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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

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Coppin Historic Events


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Coppin Historic Events




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 on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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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)
  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

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Coppin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coppin 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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