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Historical References

"COOPER, COUPAR, COUPER, COWPEH. This surname occurs in one form or another in nearly every county of Scotland. The name was in most cases derived from Cupar in Fife, but the occupation of 'cooper' has also contributed to its origin. The earliest record of the name is territorial, when dominus Salomone de Cupir appears as a charter witness in 1245 (RPSA., p. 44, 282). The name, also, is common in early Fife records from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century, additional evidence of its local origin. An instance pointing to the occupation as the source of the name occurs in 1329 when payment to "Alanus cuparius" (i.e. the "cooper' ) is recorded (ER., I, p. 221). John Cupar held land in Aberdeen, 1281 (REA., n, p. 278). Christian Cowper who held lands in Ravenysden near Berwick in 1275 (Dryburgh) may have been a relative of Symon Coupare of Berwickshire who rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 207). Michael Couper was tenant in vill de Butyll, 1376 (RHM., n, p. k), and William Coupare had a tenement in Irvine, 1426 (Irvine, i, p. 130). Thomas de Cupro, canon of the church of St. Andrews, 1406 (RPSA., p. 10). Patrick Culpar (the I is silent), witness in Aberdeen, 1468, appears in 1477 as Cowlpar and his wife as Cowlper (REA., i, p. 300, 212). Finla Couper in Belnakeill, Atholl, was fined for resetting outlawed Macgregors, 1613 (RFC., x, p. 151), Patrick Cowper in Tilliemad, 1634 (SCM., m, p. 134), and Helen Copper in Keltie, 1672 (Dunblane). William Cowper, the poet, writing to Mrs. Courtenay, one of his friends says: "While Pitcaime whistles for his family estate in Fifeshire, he will do well if he will sound a few notes for me. I am originally of the same shire, and a family of my name is still there" (New statistical account, rx, p. 344). Coupar 1479, Couppar 1662, Cowpar 1500, Cowpare 1512, Cuper 1286. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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