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Couper History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Scottish


The Scottish name Couper is a habitational name thought to be taken on from the place name Cupar in Fife, which is probably of Pictish origin, with an unknown meaning. As an English name Couper was occupational for a cooper, that is, a maker of barrels.


Early Origins of the Couper family


The surname Couper was first found in Fife, where Salomone de Cupir witnessed a charter in 1245. The name soon became known in other parts of Scotland, and in Cumberland where families held a family seat at Carleton Hall and Unthank.

Early History of the Couper family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Couper research.
Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1281, 1296, 1376, 1406, 1568, 1619, 1664, 1705, 1723, 1731, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Couper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Couper Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Coupar, Cooper, Cowper, Couper, Copper and others.

Early Notables of the Couper family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the Clan at this time was William Cowper (1568-1619), son of a merchant tailor in Edinburgh, who became Bishop of Galloway; William Cowper (1664-1723), English jurist...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Couper Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Couper family to Ireland


Some of the Couper family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 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 Couper family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Couper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Walter Couper, who landed in Virginia in 1618 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Couper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Couper, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1797 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Couper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Couper, who arrived in New York in 1819 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Couper, who arrived in New York in 1822 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Couper Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Emily H Couper, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862
  • James Couper, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862
  • Marin Couper, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862
  • Thornhill Couper, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Couper Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W Couper, who landed in Kapiti, New Zealand in 1837 aboard the ship Samuel Cunnard
  • W Couper, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Peter Couper, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Couper (post 1700)


  • William Couper (1850-1886), American entomologist and naturalist
  • William L Couper (1853-1942), American sculptor
  • Scott Couper (b. 1970), Scottish-born, American football player
  • James Hamilton Couper (1794-1866), American planter who at his peak held more than 1,500 slaves
  • James Couper (1752-1836), Scottish astronomer, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Glasgow from 1803 to 1836
  • James Brown Couper (1870-1946), Scottish politician, Member of Parliament for Glasgow Maryhill (1924–1929)
  • Archibald Scott Couper (1831-1892), Scottish organic chemist
  • Sir James George Couper (b. 1977), 7th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir Robert Nicholas Oliver Couper (1945-2002), 6th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir George Robert Cecil Couper (1898-1975), 5th Baronet, English peer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Couper family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Robert Frederick William Couper, aged 29, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 3 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

The Couper Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute
Motto Translation: Virtue


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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