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Cowper Early Origins



The surname Cowper was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that county. They held a family seat at Carleton Hall and Unthank in Cumberland.

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Cowper Spelling Variations


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Cowper Spelling Variations



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

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Cowper Early History


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Cowper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cowper research. Another 417 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1147, 1430, 1534, 1561, 1455, 1487, 1622, 1865, 1453, 1484, 1512, 1622, 1683, 1656, 1659, 1664, 1723, 1705, 1670, 1728, 1666 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Cowper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cowper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cowper Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Cowper (c.1453-1484), English mason, who was in charge of the work at Rothesay Castle, Bute, in 1512; Sir William Cowper, 1st Baronet of Ratling Court, Nonington, Kent; his son, James Cowper (1622-1683) was an English lawyer and politician, Member of Parliament for Hertford (1656-1659)...

Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cowper Notables 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:

Cowper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Cowper settled in Virginia in 1620
  • Johanna Cowper, who came to Virginia in 1622
  • William Cowper, who landed in New England in 1633
  • Alveryn Cowper, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Alveryn Cowper, who came to Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cowper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Cowper, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • John Cowper, who arrived in Virginia in 1716
  • Grace Cowper settled in Maryland in 1720
  • Grace Cowper, who settled in Maryland in 1720
  • John Cowper, who settled in Maryland in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cowper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Cowper, who was naturalized in New York, NY in 1827
  • Enrique Augustus Cowper, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1861

Cowper Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Cowper arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caspar" in 1849

Cowper Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Cowper arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cowper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cowper (post 1700)



  • William W. Cowper, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate, 1829-32, 1834-37
  • Steve Camberling Cowper (b. 1938), American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska State House of Representatives, 1975-78; Governor of Alaska, 1986-90
  • Rose Cowper, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1944
  • Steve Camberling Cowper (b. 1938), American politician, 6th Governor of Alaska from 1986 to 1990
  • Peter Poole Cowper (1902-1962), English professional footballer
  • Geraldine "Gerry" Cowper (b. 1958), English actress, best known for her role as Rosie Miller in EastEnders
  • Professor Edward Shickle Cowper (1790-1852), English head of the department of engineering at King's College London
  • William Cowper (1731-1800), English poet and hymnodist
  • Edward Alfred Cowper (1819-1893), British mechanical engineer, recipient of the Elliott Cresson Medal of The Franklin Institute in 1889
  • Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper KG, PC, DL (1834-1905), 7th Earl Cowper, known as Viscount Fordwich from 1837 to 1856, British Liberal politician and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1880 to 1882
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cowper Historic Events


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Cowper Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Ernest Sedgwick Cowper, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 13

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cowper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cowper 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 13 November 2015 at 11:11.

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