The origins of the Cupples name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Coppull, a township and parish near Chorley in Lancashire
. The place-name is derived from the Old English word cophill,
which meant "at the top of the hill." Thus the surname, came to mean "dweller at the top of the hill."
Early Origins of the Cupples family
The surname Cupples was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cupples family
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Cupples Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cupples were recorded, including Copple, Cupples, Couples, Ognell, Curtpeil, Curpeil, Curpel, Corpoyl, Cophull, Coppull and many more.
Early Notables of the Cupples family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cupples family to Ireland
Some of the Cupples family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cupples family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cupples family emigrate to North America:
Cupples Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Cupples, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1832 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)
- W.J.H. Cupples, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1893
Cupples Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Samuel Cupples, aged 20, who landed in America from Antrim, in 1907
- Samuel James Cupples, aged 22, who settled in America from Randalstorm, Ireland, in 1907
- Thomas Cupples, aged 30, who landed in America from Tranent, Scotland, in 1909
- David Cupples, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Ballymena, Ireland, in 1909
- Robert Cupples, aged 24, who landed in America from Broughshane, Ireland, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Cupples (post 1700)
- Samuel Cupples (1831-1912), American woodenware merchant in St. Louis, Missouri who built "Cupples Station" in downtown St. Louis, his home is a historic mansion now part of the campus of Saint Louis University
Historic Events for the Cupples family
Arrow Air Flight 1285
- Mr. Troy R Cupples (b. 1963), American Private 1st Class from Porter, Texas, USA who died in the crash CITATION[CLOSE]
American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550