Delve into the history of the Couper Family Tree using the resources below. We hope you find these sites useful whilst you are researching your Family History !
|Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 1342 people with the Couper surname? In that year Couper was ranked number 2290 for popularity in the UK.|
On 6 January 2022 the 1921 England and Wales Census records were made available online via the FindMyPast website. The records have been indexed and are searchable via the usual methods. These records are only viewable on a pay-per-view basis and are not included in any of FindMyPast's existing subscriptions with the exception of the 12 month premium subscription.
Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Couper family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.
|Ancestry.com Global records search results for the Couper family.|
|Ancestry.com US records search results for the Couper family.|
|Ancestry.co.uk UK records search results for the Couper family.|
|Ancestry.ca Canadian records search results for the Couper family.|
|Ancestry.com.au Australian records search results for the Couper family.|
"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)
Sometimes you can run into a brick wall in your tree and you just don't have enough evidence to make that next step back in time. If you are lucky then you may find some previously undiscovered Couper ancestors. Additionally, the modern DNA test can give you a breakdown of your ethnic mix - you may be surprised at the results!
Have you reached a brick wall in your Couper Tree?
Visit our Couper DNA page to find out more.
Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Couper Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Couper family tree.
Search Couper Parish Records at Find My Past.
Investigate the UK registered births, marriages and deaths for the Couper family name using the FreeBMD database.
Search Genealogy Bank for Couper family records.
Search MyHeritage for Couper family data.
Search the LDS Database for records of the Couper family.
Research the Couper surname using fold3 Military Archives and view images of original Couper Military records.
|Did you know that there are currently 1058 people with the Couper surname in the UK? Couper is now ranked number 3053 for popularity in the UK.|
Search WikiTree for user contributed Couper family records. Collaboration is encouraged so that accuracy of Couper data can be verified or corrected by other users.
Search MyTrees for information on the Couper family and people looking to contact living Couper relations.
Check out GENi for Couper family records.
Find your Irish Couper relatives on findmypast.ie
Research the Couper surname using Genealogy.com forums .
Explore the Ellis Island Database for information on the Couper family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.