Origins Available: Dutch
The surname Cupper can be found all over the Netherlands
. It derives from the word for a common medieval occupation; that of the "kuiper." The "kuiper" was a maker and repairer of wooden vessels, such as barrels, caskets, and tubs. Occupational
names belong to the larger category of hereditary surnames
, and were adopted by families whose ancestors had performed a certain job.
Early Origins of the Cupper family
The surname Cupper was first found in Holland, where the Cupper family became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Deventer, in the province of Overyessel, Holland bordering Drenthe, Gelderland and Zutphen.
Early History of the Cupper family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cupper research.Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1594, 1632, and 1729 are included under the topic Early Cupper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cupper Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cuypert, Cuypers, Cuypherts, Cuijpers, Kuijpers, Kuypers, Kukppers, Kupers, Kuipers, de Cuypere, Cuyp, de Kuyper, Kupfer, Kupper, Kupker, Kuypker, Cypert and many more.
Early Notables of the Cupper family (pre 1700)
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cupper Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cupper family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cupper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Pierre Cupper, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1700 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)