by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2002-2012 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 1.3, updated 24 June 2012
|Two bynames are confused in these forms. Some instances refer to a cooper and some refer to someone who works with copper.
Reaney & Wilson and Bardsley explain below.
Instances that are clearly referring to a cooper, I have filed under that header.|
"In the 12th century, copere is certainly a variant of cupere 'cooper', found late as copper, but it may sometimes be from OE coper 'copper'. The short vowel is clearly evidence in Copper above, 'a worker in copper' used by metonymy for copperer." (Reaney & Wilson, p. 109 s.n. Copper)
"Occup. 'the cooper.' Other forms are Cowper and Couper" (Bardsley, pp. 202-203 s.n. Copper)
|Juliana||la||Copper||1275||Reaney & Wilson (p. 109 s.n. Copper)|
|John||de||Kendale||, copper||24 Edw. I [1295-1296]||Bardsley (pp. 202-203 s.n. Copper)|
|John||le||Copper(e)||1327||Reaney & Wilson (p. 109 s.n. Copper)|
|William||le||Copperer||1327||Reaney & Wilson (p. 109 s.n. Copper)|
|John||le||Coppar||1 Edw. III [1327-1328]||Bardsley (pp. 202-203 s.n. Copper)|
|John||le||Coppare||1 Edw. III [1327-1328]||Bardsley (pp. 202-203 s.n. Copper)|
|Thomas||Copper||1332||Lincolnshire Lay Subsidy Rolls |
(Parish: Lindsey; Village: Faldingworth; Line: 3)
|Robert||le||Copper||45 Edw. III [1371-1372]||Bardsley (pp. 202-203 s.n. Copper)|
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