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Multiple Origins for the Surname Couper


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.

Couper Early Origins



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.

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Couper Spelling Variations


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Couper Spelling Variations



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

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Couper Early History


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Couper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Couper research. Another 160 words (11 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.

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Couper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Couper Early Notables (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.

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Couper In Ireland


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Couper In Ireland



Some of the Couper family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Couper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Couper, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1797

Couper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Couper, who arrived in New York in 1819
  • Joseph Couper, who arrived in New York in 1822

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Couper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Couper (post 1700)



  • Archibald Scott Couper (1831-1892), Scottish organic chemist

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Couper Historic Events


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Couper Historic Events




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

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Motto


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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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Couper Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Couper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Couper Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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