The origins of the Cowpstake name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived at the copstake
or the post on top of the round hill or mound.
Early Origins of the Cowpstake family
The surname Cowpstake was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cowpstake family
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Cowpstake Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cowpstake were recorded, including Capstick, Copestake, Copestick, Copstick, Capstack, Coupstak, Coupestack, Copstake, Cowpstake and many more.
Early Notables of the Cowpstake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cowpstake family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cowpstake family emigrate to 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.