Copeland Family History
Copeland Surname History
This Copeland origins and history page contains the accumulated history of the Copeland surname made up of user-uploaded content from other AncientFaces users. The Copeland family is an old family line that has migrated all across the world for many generations, and as the name Copeland has migrated, it has changed making its origin difficult to uncover. Copeland family history has rich origins whose details have been accumulated over the years by Copeland family researchers.
The first documented land recordes recorded in the Domesday Book a ULF OF YORK (from Norway) who later went by the name of Ulfkeitel de Couplande (also Couplandia and Coupland, Copeland.) His desc. went by the name of COPELAND by the 14th Century in northern England in York and Lancashire. Many of the earlier desc. went to Ireland, Scotland with the Lancashire branch going to Massachuttes and Virginia by the mid 1600's.
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Meaning of the last name Copeland
family name which was aopted from ULF THE ELDER, a Norwegian soldier born in 996 AD in the Og More region of Norway and arrived in England to fight for King Canute, He was awarded land and his family adopted the name of COUPLANDE---later to become COPELAND--and he died near the township of Woller, Enland. The township of COUPLAND is named for him. All of his descendants migrated to York and then to Dolphinlee, Lancashire, England and then in the 17th Century migrated to Braintree, Mass. and to Jamestown, Virginia.
- Daniel Copeland 1779 - ?
- William Cicero Copeland
- Asa Copeland 1763 - 1831
- Sally Copeland 1758 - ?
- Phineas Copeland 1754 - 1813
- Hazel Nitabelle Barnes Copeland
- Billy Copeland
- Joanne Copeland Whitted
- Nettie Hand (Copeland)
- David Copeland 1768 - ?
- Abner Copeland 1765 - 1782
- Anne Copeland 1775 - ?
- Joyce Marie Copeland Hicks 1943 - ?
- Martha Copeland
- Delano Copeland 1770 - 1771
- Patsy Copeland Boles
- ? Copeland
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