Cope Name Meaning

English (common in the Midlands): from Middle English cope ‘cloak’, ‘cape’ (from Old English cap reinforced by the Old Norse cognate kápa), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made cloaks or capes, or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive one. Compare Cape.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Cape, Cole, Copp, Hope, Pope, Coe, Cote, Corn, Comer, Howe

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Cope Family Origin

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Cope Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Servant

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cope. A less common occupation for the Cope family was Laborer. The most common Cope occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Cope's were Farmers.

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Cope Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Cope life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cope in 1942 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cope

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