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Origin and popularity of the name COPELAND


Copeland : 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 : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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