Copper Family History
Copper Name Meaning
English (Kent and Surrey): occupational name either from Middle English copere a variant of cupere ‘cooper maker or seller of casks buckets and tubs’ found late as copper or from Middle English copper cupper ‘maker of cups and small vessels’ (Old Norse koppari). English: in Sussex and perhaps the adjacent counties probably also a variant of Coppard either from a Middle English (from Old French Middle Dutch or both) personal name Coppard (an extended form of Cop a pet form of Jacob) or perhaps from Middle English cop(e) coppe ‘top head’ + the pejorative suffix -ard perhaps for someone with a large head. Altered form of German Kopper .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022