Copsey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Copsey family

The surname Copsey was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1379 when Thomas Cobson held estates and was recorded on the tax roll of that shire.

Early History of the Copsey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Copsey research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Copsey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Copsey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Copson, Cobson, Cobbson, Copsey, Copsi, Copperson and many more.

Early Notables of the Copsey family (pre 1700)

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Australia Copsey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Copsey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Miss. Audrey Joy Copsey (1924-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Pukekohe, North Island, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash [3]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 13th August 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/earl-cornwallis
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  3. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx


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