Last name: Cooper
© Copyright: Name Origin Research www.surnamedb.com 1980 - 2014
I traced my Cooper heritage back to my gggggg grandfather David Cooper 1724-1760 his son Joseph Cooper 1760-1843 fought in the New Jersey Militia during the Revolutionary War. I believe David's father's name was William I'm not sure when he arrived in America if anyone has any information my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
its always good to know where your come from and the meaning
My g-g-g- grandmother is Anna or Anne Cooper born approx.1812 and died 1890 in Johnstown, Cambria County PA She married Samuel Benson, he built the Somerset County Courthouse approx 1857. They had 5 children Can't find any family connections, does anyone know of her ?? Thanks
pauline ann nee cooper
I am the only daughter of the late ronald eric cooper died 1950 i have 2 brothers david and philip cooper we live in sheffield south yorkshire
About the Anglo-Saxon origin of the name Cooper, no doubt! I'm from the Saxon speaking part of the Netherlands, and we have people here with the surname "Koeper" which is pronounced "Cooper". In our dialect "Koep" or "Kuup" means a barrel. Barrel-maker was a very common profession from the roman period until as late as the mid 20th century. So it's not surprising this surname's rather common, just like other surnames deriving from common professions.
I am related to James Fenmore Cooper. The man who wrote "last of the Mohicans"....anyone else?
who love their last name cooper!!!!! i do
I don't really know much of my family history but i do know my great great grandfather was a Cooper but he came over here from Ireland married a Scottish woman but somehow ended up in the east midlands! I think its amazing that the Cooper name has such an incredibly diverse history!
Matt, Didn't hear Cooper was considered Romany. I can trace my YDNA line back to Cavan Ireland 1748. As they were Presbytarian, I thought probably Lowland Scot. But my YDNA is J1c3 P58. Considered Semitic, do you think it would fit Romany YDNA ?
My name is Matt Sears, I am currently coordinating research into the Romany Community of Britain. As part of this study we will be taking DNA samples from males who carry documented Romany surnames, Cooper being one of those chosen. The research has full ethical approval and the results will be accessible online towards the end of the study. If your Cooper paternal ancestry has Romany origins and you can provide some detail of your male line back to 1900 or thereabouts we would be interested in sending you a kit through the post. The study is free, the results will help us better understand the origins of Britain 19s Romany community. Looking forward to hearing from you.
I will love a Kit am a Cooper who lives in the Bahamas. My P.O.Box is F41122 Freeport Grand Bahama Bahamas.
im an cooper live in nc but from brooklyn mother from florence south carolina
We live in Ireland now, but we were always told our family came from Oban in Scotland. We used the Gaelic spelling of cooper which is Ó Cúipéar. My great great grand father was a minster in the ship yard in Belfast. He changed his religion and now we are all Catholic. Because of this his family in Oban was meant to have disowned him.
I am a cooper as well. I've traced my lineage back to William Cooper late 1700s. who was born in PA but died in Ohio. Married to a Mary Polly Cooper. Both buried Old Blue Church Cemetery in Ohio. Had a son named Lycurgus. Any connections?
yah I would lik to know to lol
Felicity Mary Cooper
I am a Cooper and proud! It is really interesting to read all these replies from like other Cooper's it makes you wonder how many of us are actually related? Even if it's just distantly.
Feels good to read all about the coopers. Makes me proud and I think we all should feel proud. Well I am a Cooper from India a place called Calcutta.
My Great great great grandfather was Lancelot Cooper of York England. My Great grand father was Jose Joaquin Pacheco Cooper. We are from Costa Rica.
My parents joined their last names but my mum's family is Cooper, Cooper's square in burton is named after all the barrel makers from around their because of the beer factory.
Hey Derek - Sorry to disappoint. Yes I am.
am roger cooper am trying to trace my dad family he died in 1973 in bucklow in cheshire he was married to jean cooper they lived in partington bucklow i whould like yr help thank you
Kevin ur not irish get over it
well..now i know why im an alcoholic lol
i thought we were all just wine barrel making folks you know but this is interesting facts here. I'm Grayson Cooper by the way
also my family name of cooper in my family history begin in somerset,apparently a family of butchers,kenneth ernest murray cooper married mary margeret kemble of shoreditch east london,
My grandfather's name is Murray and his line originated in somerset....
John James Cooper
My Grandfather's name is also Murray
That's my family's past last name omg
Again, the earliest use of the name originated in Scotland, County Fife, and not of Germanic origin. Again, the Celtic origin is not of the Germanic tribes but of those of the Gauls.
You wish, Cooper is old English, the Anglecynn used last names before the Celts did.
It's of English origin, many surnames in other countries can be traced back to England due to heavy diaspora from England it's self.
One more interesting fact. Cuipiere is first found in Scottish census and later versions of the name, MacCuipiere and Irish versions of O'Cuipiere also appear in the Donegal and the west Ireland coast of Galway, Ireland. It was probably of Gaelic origin and not of Germanic origin as has been widely popularized. Celtic tribes of Cuipiere probably merged into numerous clans and septs coming from Scotland and Wales.
Interestingly, Cooper is a craft probably originating from the Anglo-Saxon name Cupar anglicized version from the Gaelic name Culb bhar. The name was actually shortened to Culpyre. However, if we look deeper and examine the area where Cooper is the most prevalent, Northern Scotland, we see "Cupar" was the shortened form or Culpyre. The celtic word "cul" meant the back or hind lying part. Pyre, another celtic word meant a castle where monks once lived. The whole word "Cul pyrie" meant the back part of the castle. The Scottish name is Cu par or Cupar. It represents the town of Cupar in Fifeshire, Scotland where a castle once stood. Thus, so cooper is a trade, it is also a town in Scotland and probably was attached to many names such as mine to say Kevin (from) Cooper. Variations of the name are found mainly in Scotland and Northern Ireland in such forms as Culbreath, Culbert, Culberson, and Cooper. Most historians accept that the Cooper probably was of the Scottish or Northern England origination and found it's way into parts of Ireland during Cromwell's invasions. Many immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England bear the name Cooper and it is one of the most common names in the United States.