Copple History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Copple family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Copple comes from when the family lived in Coppull, a township and parish near Chorley in Lancashire. The place-name is derived from the Old English word cophill, which meant "at the top of the hill." Thus the surname, came to mean "dweller at the top of the hill."

Early Origins of the Copple family

The surname Copple was first found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Copple family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Copple research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1210, 1221, 1275, 1332, and 1381 are included under the topic Early Copple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Copple Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Copple has appeared include Copple, Cupples, Couples, Ognell, Curtpeil, Curpeil, Curpel, Corpoyl, Cophull, Coppull and many more.

Early Notables of the Copple family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Copple Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Copple family to Ireland

Some of the Copple family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 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 Copple family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Copple arrived in North America very early: James Couples who sailed to New York in 1812.


Contemporary Notables of the name Copple (post 1700) +

  • Anne Elliott Hodges Copple, American prelate, sixth suffragan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina
  • William Perry Copple (1916-2000), United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona


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