The Cullpeper name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Cullpeper was originally a name given to someone who worked as a spicer. The name is derived from two Old English elements, cul
It meant "pepper gatherer." As spices were rare and expensive in the medieval period, this would have been a valued occupation.
Early Origins of the Cullpeper family
The surname Cullpeper was first found in Kent
where the family descend from Culpepers of Bayhall, Pembury, Kent.
Early History of the Cullpeper family
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Cullpeper Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Cullpeper are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cullpeper include: Colepeper, Colpepper, Culpeper, Culpepper, Colepepper, Colpeper, Collpeper and many more.
Early Notables of the Cullpeper family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Geoffrey Colepeper High Sheriff
of Kent; Sir William Culpeper, (1588-1651) 1st Baronet
of Culpeper of Preston Hall, Kent; Sir Richard Culpeper, 2nd Baronet
of Preston Hall (d 1660); Sir Cheney Culpeper(1601-1663), an English landowner; John Colepeper of Bedgebery (ca.1600-1660), 1st Baron
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Migration of the Cullpeper family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cullpeper or a variant listed above: Henry Culpeper who settled in Virginia in 1663; Jonathan Culpeper settled in Virginia in 1646; William Culpepper settled in New England
in 1634; Margaret Culpepper settled in Virginia in 1751..