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The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Cowpe. It was given to a person who habitually wore a long cloak or cape. The surname Cowpe is derived from the Old English word cope, which emerged about 1225 and comes from the Old English word cape, which refers to a cloak or cape.

Early Origins of the Cowpe family


The surname Cowpe was first found in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire where the family "appear in the character of civil servants of the crown in the reign of Richard II and Henry IV, and were rewarded with large grants of land." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The held family seats at Hardwick and Hanwell, both in the neighbourhood of Banbury. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Early History of the Cowpe family

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Early History of the Cowpe family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cowpe research.
Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1760, 1745, 1632, 1675, 1660 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Cowpe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cowpe Spelling Variations

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Cowpe Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Cowpe has appeared include Cope, Coap, Coape, Copes and others.

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Early Notables of the Cowpe family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Cowpe family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Sir Jonathon Cope; Sir John Cope (1690-1760), British general who was defeated at the Battle of Prestonpans by Bonnie Prince Charlie in...
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Migration of the Cowpe family to Ireland

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Migration of the Cowpe family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the Cowpe family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cowpe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Cowpe, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840

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The Cowpe Motto

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The Cowpe 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: Aequo adeste animo
Motto Translation: Be present with mind unchangeable.


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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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