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Copeland Family History

Copeland Name Meaning
Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from a place called Copeland, of which there is an example in Cumbria, or from Coupland in Northumberland, both named with Old Norse kaupa-land ‘bought land’, a feature worthy of note during the early Middle Ages, when land was rarely sold, but rather held by feudal tenure and handed down from one generation to the next.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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350,850 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
45,257 Military Records
19,354 Immigration Records
232,178 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Copeland Families

  • Number of Copeland families
     256 - 510
     86 - 255
     1 - 85
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Copeland families
     228 - 454
     77 - 227
     1 - 76
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Copeland families
     85 - 167
     29 - 84
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Copeland Family Origin

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Copeland Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Copeland

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Copeland Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Copeland census records

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Copeland Civil War Service Records

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