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Copeland Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from Copeland in Cumbria or Coupland in Northumberland both named with Old Norse kaupa-land ‘bought land’ a feature worthy of note during the early Middle Ages when land was rarely sold but rather held by feudal tenure and handed down from one generation to the next.

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


Similar surnames: Roseland, Moreland, Opland, Espeland, Loveland, Morland, Rowland

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Where is the Copeland family from?

You can see how Copeland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Copeland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Copeland families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 464 Copeland families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Copeland's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Copeland families in 1911.
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What did your Copeland ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Copeland. 45% of Copeland men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Copeland women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Copeland were Engineer and Bookkeeper. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Farmers Son
    6%
  • Engineer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Income
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 244,000 census records available for the last name Copeland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Copeland 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Copeland. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 47,000 military records available for the last name Copeland. For the veterans among your Copeland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Copeland lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Copeland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Copeland in 1942 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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