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Copstake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Copstake family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Copstake comes from when the family lived at the copstake or the post on top of the round hill or mound.

Early Origins of the Copstake family

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

Early History of the Copstake family

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Copstake 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 Copstake has appeared include Capstick, Copestake, Copestick, Copstick, Capstack, Coupstak, Coupestack, Copstake, Cowpstake and many more.

Early Notables of the Copstake family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Copstake family to the New World and Oceana

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 Copstake arrived in North America very early: Daniel Capstick, a bonded passenger, who arrived in Maryland in 1719; Richard Capstick who arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1719; Jonathan Capstick, who was recorded in London, Ontario, in the census of 1871.

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