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Copeman Name Meaning

English (Norfolk and Suffolk): patronymic from the early Middle English personal name Cop(e)man an Anglicized form of Old Scandinavian Kaupmaðr. It is a transferred use of Old Scandinavian kaupmaðr (Old Danish køpman) ‘merchant’ cognate with Old English cēapmann (see Chapman ) but there is no evidence for the occupational term in Middle English. Americanized form of North German Koopmann or Dutch Koopman .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Coleman, Coopman, Goeman, Corfman, Roseman, Hopman, Boreman, Lopeman

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Where is the Copeman family from?

You can see how Copeman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Copeman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Copeman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 330 Copeman families living in Norfolk. This was about 41% of all the recorded Copeman's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Copeman families in 1891.
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What did your Copeman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Copeman. 12% of Copeman men worked as a Farm Labourer and 74% of Copeman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Copeman were Bricklayer and Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farm Labourer
    12%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Horseman On Farm
    9%
  • Bricklayer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Copeman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Copeman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Copeman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Copeman. For the veterans among your Copeman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Copeman lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Copeman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Copeman in 1963 was 65, and 89 in 2004.

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