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The name Couples is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Coppull, a township and parish near Chorley in Lancashire. The place-name is derived from the Old English word cophill, which meant "at the top of the hill." Thus the surname, came to mean "dweller at the top of the hill."

Couples Early Origins



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

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Couples Spelling Variations


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Couples Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Couples has been spelled many different ways, including Copple, Cupples, Couples, Ognell, Curtpeil, Curpeil, Curpel, Corpoyl, Cophull, Coppull and many more.

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Couples Early History


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Couples Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Couples research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1210, 1221, 1275, 1332, and 1381 are included under the topic Early Couples History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Couples Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Couples Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Couples Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Couples In Ireland


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Couples In Ireland



Some of the Couples family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Coupless to arrive in North America:

Couples Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Couples, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Couples Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Couples, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • James Couples, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • James Couples who sailed to New York in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Couples (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Couples (post 1700)



  • Frederick Stephen "Boom Boom," "Fred" Couples (b. 1959), American professional golfer on the PGA tour, winner of the 1992 Masters Tournament

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Couples Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Couples 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 14 April 2014 at 14:57.

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