COPELAND Family Tree and COPELAND Genealogy Records

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This surname is of Old Norse origin, and is a locational name from Copeland in Cumberland, or Coupland in Northumberland, both so called from the Old Norse "kaupland" meaning "bought land", a feature worthy of note during the early Middle Ages, when land was rarely sold, but held by feudal tenure and handed down from one generation to the next. The placenames are recorded as "Couplanda" (1125) in the Register of the Priory of St. Bees, and as "Coupland" (1242) in the Book of Fees, respectively.

During the Middle Ages when it was increasingly common for people to migrate from their birthplace to seek work further afield, the custom developed that they would adopt the placename as a means of identification. The surname dates back to the early 13th Century (see below), and early recordings include: William de Copeland (1256) in the Assize Court Rolls of Northumberland, and Thomas Coupeland (1376) in the Feet of Fines of Essex. London Church Records list the marriage of Edward Copeland to Katheren Dodge on April 14th 1557 at Christ Church, Greyfriars, Newgate. A Coat of Arms granted to a Copeland family is silver, two red bars debruised by a black bend over all a red canton. The Crest is a lion passant proper. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Samson de Copland, which was dated 1204, in the "Pleas before the King and his Justice," during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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2010 US Census data for COPELAND

This surname is in the top 162,000 names in the US Census from 2010. (There must be at least 100 to make the list).

There are 55850 COPELAND records listed in the 2010 US Census, and it is the Number 609 ranked name. A COPELAND makes up 18.93 of every 100k people in the population.

Other US Census data for COPELAND
65.85% are White Alone (Non-Hispanic)
28.28% are Black Alone (Non-Hispanic Black or African American Alone)
2.31% are Hispanic or Latino origin
0.46% are Asian Alone (Non-Hispanic Asian and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone)
0.71% are American Indian (Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native Alone)
2.39% Non-Hispanic Two or More Races

COPELAND Family History and COPELAND Family Genealogy Journals

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COPELAND, HARVEY, WHITE families for area of Sequatchie, Bledsoe and Marion counties Tennessee
by banalban on 2016-02-10 12:59:09. page views: 1888, comments: 5
copeland line -england=tenn-mass
by highestmystictunnelqueen on 2011-04-21 10:37:01. page views: 3184, comments: 4
Seeking information on a John Copeland, born Queens County, Ireland abt 1810 or 1815.
by CatsGalore on 2019-12-15 08:19:26. page views: 974, comments: 2
I am seeking information on my Great Grandfather Thomas Corbett, whi married Anne Davies. When she died who did he marry"
by CatsGalore on 2019-12-15 08:11:07. page views: 1146, comments: 1
OATEN Albert married Hannah ACKERS 1878
by tonkin on 2019-03-17 07:19:41. page views: 1238, comments: 0
Looking for Copeland of Tennessee
by WCBelle on 2013-04-13 15:19:25. page views: 1889, comments: 1
CLEARY marriages (females) 1883-1897 Victoria Australia
by tonkin on 2015-01-18 04:22:13. page views: 2424, comments: 0
picture MAUNGATUROTO & North 1911-1943
by ngairedith on 2013-11-01 23:11:12. page views: 4271, comments: 0
Fellowes Copeland 1760-1846
by cgreenwood on 2013-05-01 05:43:12. page views: 1274, comments: 0
looking for De Copelands of England
by vickiecopeland on 2013-03-12 15:48:50. page views: 1333, comments: 0
KEENAN marriages (females) 1845-1864 Victoria Australia
by tonkin on 2012-08-13 00:12:38. page views: 2495, comments: 0
FRANCIS marriages 1842-1857 Victoria Australia
by tonkin on 2012-08-12 22:44:22. page views: 2428, comments: 0
COUTIE marriages 1854-1941 Victoria Australia
by tonkin on 2012-08-12 20:41:43. page views: 2889, comments: 0
WICKHAM marriages 1848-1885 Victoria Australia
by tonkin on 2012-08-12 03:49:56. page views: 2622, comments: 0
BEECROFT marriages 1859-1920 Victoria Australia
by tonkin on 2012-08-12 01:09:40. page views: 4014, comments: 0
MOUNTJOY marriages 1855-1910 Victoria Australia
by tonkin on 2012-08-11 02:03:52. page views: 2887, comments: 0
COPELAND marriages 1847-1885 Victoria Australia
by tonkin on 2012-08-10 21:36:48. page views: 2570, comments: 0
PYE marriages 1843-1883 Victoria Australia
by tonkin on 2012-07-06 21:56:11. page views: 2499, comments: 0
picture shareholders of TEMPLE BAR GOLD MINING COMPANY - Tararu, Thames 1896
by ngairedith on 2012-05-19 00:34:52. page views: 2904, comments: 0
KENNA marriages 1848-1878 Victoria Australia
by tonkin on 2012-03-18 08:19:33. page views: 2918, comments: 0

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