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Origin and popularity of the name COPE


Cope : 1: English (Midlands): from Middle English cope ‘cloak cape’ (from Old English cāp 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.2: Americanized form of German Koob or Kopp.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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