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Copes Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Cope or an Americanized spelling of Dutch Koppes or German and Dutch Kops.

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

Similar surnames: Copen, Cones, Copus, Copps, Cords, Comer, Couts, Copher, Cooper

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Where is the Copes family from?

You can see how Copes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Copes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Copes families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Copes families living in Manitoba. This was about 53% of all the recorded Copes's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Copes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Copes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Copes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Copes. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Copes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Copes 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 661 immigration records available for the last name Copes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Copes. For the veterans among your Copes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Copes lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Copes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Copes in 1957 was 44, and 65 in 2004.

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