The name ‘Cooper’ originates from England . It has been derived from the occupational name for a maker and repairer of wooden vessels such as barrels, tubs, buckets, casks, and vats. The prevalence of the surname bears witnes to the fact that this was one of the cheif specialist trades of the Middle Ages throughout Europe. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Cooper’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Alan le Cupere’, from the Cambridgeshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Thomas Cooper’, aged 21, a weaver by trade, from the City of Bristol, England, sailed from The Port of Bristol on the 14th of March 1774 aboard an unnamed ship, arriving in Maryland on the 21st of March 1774, and became an indentured servant. Today, ‘Cooper’ is the ’52nd’ most common su… Coat of arms: Sable, a chevron wavy erminie between three lio…
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