Early Origins of the Cowpers family
The surname Cowpers 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.
Early History of the Cowpers family
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Cowpers Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Cowpers family (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 Cowpers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cowpers family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johanna Cowper, who came to Virginia in 1622; Alveryn Cowper, who came to Virginia in 1635; Robert Cowper, who arrived in Maryland in 1650; Grace Cowper, who settled in Maryland in 1720.