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The name Copping was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Copping 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.


Copping Early Origins



The surname Copping 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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Copping Spelling Variations


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Copping Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Copping are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Copping include Coppinger, Coppenger, Copenger, Copinger, Coppynger, Copinsher and many more.

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Copping Early History


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Copping Early History



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

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Copping Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Copping In Ireland


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Copping In Ireland



Some of the Copping 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Copping, or a variant listed above:

Copping Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Copping, who landed in Maryland in 1650
  • James Copping, who landed in Virginia in 1662
  • John Copping, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • John Copping, who landed in Maryland in 1671
  • Henry Copping, who arrived in Maryland in 1675

Copping Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Copping, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Chatham"

Copping Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Martha Copping, aged 32, a nurse, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • James Copping, aged 27, a painter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874
  • Amy Copping, aged 22, a housemaid, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

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Copping Historic Events


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Copping Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. George Robert Copping, Canadian 1st Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mrs. Emma Louisa Copping, (née Black), Canadian 1st Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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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. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  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. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Copping Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Copping 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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