Cope Family History
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Cope Name Meaning
English (common in the Midlands): from Middle English cope ‘cloak’, ‘cape’ (from Old English cap reinforced by the Old Norse cognate kápa), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made cloaks or capes, or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive one. Compare Cape.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Cape, Cole, Copp, Hope, Pope, Coe, Cote, Corn, Comer, Howe