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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The name Couper is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a cooper, a person who made and repaired barrels, casks, and buckets. It was a trade highly valued in the Middle Ages, as the construction or waterproof containers was no easy task with the tools of the time.

Couper Early Origins



The surname Couper was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Couper Spelling Variations


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Couper Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Couper are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Couper include Cooper, Cowper, Couper, Coupar 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 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1731, 1800, 1552, 1610, 1586, 1631, 1609, 1672, 1609, 1660, 1621, 1683, 1626, 1689, 1608, 1659, 1797 and 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)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir John Cooper (1552-1610), English politician, Member of Parliament for Whitchurch in 1586; Sir John Cooper, 1st Baronet (died 1631), an English landowner and politician; Samuel Cooper (1609-1672), an English miniature painter; Alexander Cooper (1609-1660), an English Baroque miniature painter; Anthony Ashley Cooper...

Another 85 words (6 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 161 words (12 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Couper or a variant listed above:

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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Couper Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    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 28 March 2014 at 13:49.

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