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The Anglo-Saxon name Cupitt comes from the personal name Jacob. The surname Cupitt is derived from Cob, which is a pet form of the name Jacob, and is supplemented by the common diminutive suffix -et. Some experts state that the surname Cupitt is a nickname derived from the Old English word cubit, which means elbow. One expert is dumbfounded: "I cannot explain the somewhat common and well-known surname, unless it be a diminutive or corruption of a personal name. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Cupitt Early Origins



The surname Cupitt was first found in Norfolk, where Geoffrey Cobet and Roger Cobet were both listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Cupitt Spelling Variations


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Cupitt Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Cupitt has appeared include Cubitt, Cowbitt, Cobbett, Cubyt, Cubbert, Cubit and many more.

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Cupitt Early History


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Cupitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cupitt research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1566 are included under the topic Early Cupitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cupitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cupitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cupitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cupitt arrived in North America very early:

Cupitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Cupitt, aged 21, who arrived in America, in 1893

Cupitt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Roland Cupitt, aged 24, who arrived in America from Nottingham, England, in 1907
  • Annie Cupitt, aged 28, who arrived in America from Nottingham, England, in 1907
  • Edith Cupitt, aged 22, who arrived in America from Nottingham, England, in 1907
  • Thomas Cupitt, aged 28, who arrived in America from Quorn Leicester, England, in 1909
  • Elizabeth Cupitt, aged 31, who arrived in America from Bolton, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cupitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cupitt (post 1700)



  • Joseph Cupitt (1867-1932), English cricketer who played first class cricket for Derbyshire in 1905
  • Don Cupitt (b. 1934), English philosopher of religion and scholar of Christian theology

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Cupitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cupitt 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.

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