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This surname is of Old Norse origin, and is a locational name from Copeland in Cumberland, or Coupland in Northumberland, both so called from the Old Norse "kaupland" meaning "bought land", a feature worthy of note during the early Middle Ages, when land was rarely sold, but held by feudal tenure and handed down from one generation to the next. The placenames are recorded as "Couplanda" (1125) in the Register of the Priory of St. Bees, and as "Coupland" (1242) in the Book of Fees, respectively. During the Middle Ages when it was increasingly common for people to migrate from their birthplace to seek work further afield, the custom developed that they would adopt the placename as a means of identification...

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Patricia Dimberline (nee’

Our name when I was single was Copland from Peterhead in Scotland. We are from the Scandinavian side yet my sister has Irish Colouring. Copland is from Copeland, Copland, Copland etc, all from same clan. I had my DNA done and I am 65% Scots and 35% Scandinavia to Nova Scotia. So our family travelled to the America’s I reckon.

James Copeland

I believe we had a Copeland...( older generation ...move to Texas, back in the early 20th century. Most of the Copelands in our family lived in the Midwest: Iowa and Illinois starting in the late 1800's. If I am not mistaken, his name might have been Wayne Copeland. I've traced some of the ancestors back to Indiana, Ohio, and then to New England.


Hi my name is Dani Copeland “married name Tramontana” my this is my great grandfather is name and story When William jefferson III Copeland ..x¥ was born on January 19, 1855, in Barnwell, South Carolina, his father, William, was 26 and his mother, Mary, was 21. He had five sons and seven daughters from one relationship. He then married Sarah E Lyons and they had 12 children together. He then married miley Rentz ..x¥ and they had ten children together. He died on July 7, 1927, in Hazlehurst, Georgia, at the age of 72, and was buried there. I live in Parrish Florida my grandparents moved to Bradenton Florida when my dad was young. He was born in Beaufort South Carolina.

Copeland Robinson

I’m a Robinson in Louisian. My first name is Copeland, parents must have really gotten it from Ireland. Me roots

Brian Copeland

I’m not sure how old your post is, but I have a bit of information about my line of Copelands who came over from Ireland. The name is originally from Northumberland which fell either in England or Scotland depending upon the year. Copelands migrated to Ireland when England took over in the 1600’s. My ancestor, Alexander Copeland was born in Ireland in 1754 and later migrated to Spartanburg, SC. Our family has been in Atlanta, GA for at least 5 generations now.

Ryan Copeland

Looking for any Copelands in Central Texas. Also anyone interested in talking with anyone in Ireland who might be able to provide some more information. Everything I have points to English roots but I want to check in to any Irish background as well


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