Last name: Cupitt

This very interesting name is a medieval nickname surname for a group which includes "Fulla love", and relate to the boisterous attitudes of the period. The origin is from the Roman (Latin) "Cupidus" and the later French "Cupide" the introduction being by the Normans after the 1066 invasion. The name broadly means one who was "a man about town" and not averse to the love of the ladies, the name development includes the following: Johes Cupit who married Catherine Erith at St. Lukes, Chelsea in 1624, Henry Cupitt christened, also at St. Lukes in 1620 whilst in 1720 a John Cuppitt married Martha Wilkinson at St. Peters, Leeds on February 13th of that year. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas Cupid, which was dated 1617, witness at St. Lukes Church, Chelsea, during the reign of King James I of England and VI of Scotland, 1603 - 1625. 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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