1921 England and Wales Census records are now available!

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.

Coupland records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Coupland 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.

Country Collection
Globe Ancestry.com Global records search results for the Coupland family.
USA Ancestry.com US records search results for the Coupland family.
UK Ancestry.co.uk UK records search results for the Coupland family.
Canada Ancestry.ca Canadian records search results for the Coupland family.
Australia Ancestry.com.au Australian records search results for the Coupland family.

Ask a Question

Looking for information on a Coupland in your family tree? Why not post a question here -

Historical References

"COPLAND, COPELAND, COUPLAND. Most probably from Coupland in the parish of Kirk Newton, Northumberland. There is, however, a district in Cumberland bearing the same name. William de Copland was one of the witnesses to the gift of Dundas to Helias, son of Huctred, c. 1160 (Nat. MSS., i), Thomas de Coupland held a land in the vill of Greenlaw, c. 1200 (Kelso, 78), and about the same time Rodbert de Copland witnessed a charter 0 by Roger de Quenci (LSC., 36). Sampson de Coupland was one of the assessors selected to settle the law of the marches, 1249. Robertus de Coupland witnessed a sale of land in Glasgow, c. 1280-90 (REG., p. 198). Payment was made to Thomas de Coupeland, esquire of Sir Thomas de Multone in 1306 (Bain, n, p. 512). John de Coupland was the hero of the battle of Neville's Cross in 1346, when he took David n prisoner. John de Coupland had a charter of the lands of Altonbum c. 1354 (HMC., 14. Rep., App., pt. 3, p. 8). His seal is a shield couch6 bearing what appears to be a cross, etc., S' Johis de Coupland (ibid.). The surname early made its way north and is found in Orkney in 1455, and appears in the Scat Book of Zetland c. 1500. Copland 1488, Coupillande 1456, Cowpelande 1550, Cowpland and Cowpelande 1465. "(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 Coupland ancestors. Additionally, the modern DNA test can give you a breakdown of your ethnic mix - you may be surprised at the results!

Unlock your DNAHave you reached a brick wall in your Coupland Tree?

Visit our Coupland DNA page to find out more.

Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Coupland Family Tree

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Coupland 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 Coupland family tree.

Study Coupland Parish Records at Find My Past.

Look at the UK registered births, marriages and deaths for the Coupland family name using the FreeBMD database.

Look at Genealogy BankGenealogy Bank for Coupland family records.

Check out MyHeritage for Coupland family data.

Look at the LDS Database for records of the Coupland family.

Research the Coupland surname using fold3 Military Archives and view images of original Coupland Military records.

ukDid you know that there are currently 2502 people with the Coupland surname in the UK? Coupland is now ranked number 2053 for popularity in the UK.

Coupland Genealogy Databases

Investigate WikiTree for user contributed Coupland family records. Collaboration is encouraged so that accuracy of Coupland data can be verified or corrected by other users.

Look at MyTrees for information on the Coupland family and people looking to contact living Coupland relations.

Explore GENi for Coupland family records.

Find your Irish Coupland relatives on findmypast.ie

Coupland Forums

Research the Coupland surname using Genealogy.com forums .

Miscellaneous Coupland Databases

Study the Ellis Island Database for information on the Coupland family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

Use the Surname Map project to look at the current distribution of the Coupland surname in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Romania.

Some people with the surname Coupland

Douglas Henry Tiarnie