The Copstick name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived at the copstake
or the post on top of the round hill or mound.
Early Origins of the Copstick family
The surname Copstick was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Copstick family
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Copstick Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Copstick has undergone many spelling variations
, including Capstick, Copestake, Copestick, Copstick, Capstack, Coupstak, Coupestack, Copstake, Cowpstake and many more.
Early Notables of the Copstick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Copstick family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Copstick were among those contributors: 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.