Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived on the top of a high hill. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word coppe, for a high hill or promontory. It was also used as a word for a lookout; a place where an observer could see the landscape for miles around, and therefore be able to warn of an approaching army. As a place-name, it is largely extinct, except for one location; there is a Spying Copp outside of the Liverpool Soccer Stadium is a good place to watch the games for free.
Early Origins of the Copps family
Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Copps family
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Copps Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Copps family name include Copp, Coppe, Copps, Coppes, Cop, Cops and others.
Early Notables of the Copps family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Copps family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Copps Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Copps (post 1700)
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