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Coppins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Coppins is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Coppins 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 Coppins family


The surname Coppins 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 Coppins family


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Another 180 words (13 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 Coppins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coppins Spelling Variations


Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Coppinger, Coppenger, Copenger, Copinger, Coppynger, Copinsher and many more.

Early Notables of the Coppins 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 Coppins family to Ireland


Some of the Coppins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Coppins family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coppins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Coppins, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • William Coppins, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • Jane Coppins, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • George Coppins, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • Elizabeth Coppins, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coppins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Coppins, aged 31, a tailor, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Mary Ann Coppins, aged 31, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • William Wilkinson Coppins, aged 2, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Arthur Thomas Coppins, aged 2, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • C.F. Coppins, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857

Contemporary Notables of the name Coppins (post 1700)


  • Corporal Frederick George Coppins (1889-1963), Canadian soldier awarded the Victoria Cross for actions during WW I [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Frederick Coppins. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Frederick Coppins. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_George_Coppins

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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 Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  4. ^ Frederick Coppins. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Frederick Coppins. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_George_Coppins


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