Copeland Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Roseland, Moreland, Opland, Espeland, Loveland, Morland, Rowland

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Copeland Family Origin

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Copeland Family Occupations

What did your Copeland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Copeland family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Copeland. The most common Copeland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Copeland's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Copeland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Copeland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Copeland census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Copeland. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Copeland. For the veterans among your Copeland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Copeland Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Copeland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Copeland in 1942 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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