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Copley Family History

Copley Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places called Copley, for example in County Durham, Staffordshire, and Yorkshire, from the Old English personal name Coppa (apparently a byname for a tall man) or from copp ‘hilltop’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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Name Distribution of Copley Families

  • Number of Copley families
     51 - 100
     18 - 50
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Copley families
     829 - 1,656
     277 - 828
     1 - 276
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Copley families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Copley Family Origin

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Copley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Copley

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Copley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Copley Civil War Service Records

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