The history of the name Culpepyr dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family 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 Culpepyr family
The surname Culpepyr was first found in Kent
where the family descend from Culpepers of Bayhall, Pembury, Kent.
Early History of the Culpepyr family
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Culpepyr Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Culpepyr has undergone many spelling variations
, including Colepeper, Colpepper, Culpeper, Culpepper, Colepepper, Colpeper, Collpeper and many more.
Early Notables of the Culpepyr 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 Culpepyr family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Culpepyr were among those contributors: 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..