The name Coupstak is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived at the copstake
or the post on top of the round hill or mound.
Early Origins of the Coupstak family
The surname Coupstak was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Coupstak family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coupstak research.Another 449 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1301, 1379, 1474, 1500, 1729, 1749, 1791, 1800 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Coupstak History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coupstak 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. Coupstak has been spelled many different ways, including Capstick, Copestake, Copestick, Copstick, Capstack, Coupstak, Coupestack, Copstake, Cowpstake and many more.
Early Notables of the Coupstak family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coupstak family to the New World and Oceana
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 Coupstaks to arrive in North America: 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.