Cupper History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Important Dates for the Cupper family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cupper research. Another 108 words (8 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

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)

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Cupper migration to the United States

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 [1]


  1. ^ 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)
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