When William E. Cooper was born in 1828, in Virginia, United States, his father, James Hackney, was 31 and his mother, Matilda Cooper, was 33. He married Drucilla Totten on 4 May 1847, in Smyth, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Smyth, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Rockbridge Parish, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States in 1850.
English: occupational name for a maker and repairer of wooden vessels such as barrels, tubs, buckets, casks, and vats, from Middle English couper, cowper (apparently from Middle Dutch kūper, a derivative of kūp ‘tub, container’, which was borrowed independently into English as coop). The prevalence of the surname, its cognates, and equivalents bears witness to the fact that this was one of the chief specialist trades in the Middle Ages throughout Europe. In North America, the English surname has absorbed some cases of like-sounding cognates from other languages, for example Dutch Kuiper .
Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kupfer and Kupper (see Kuper ).
Dutch: occupational name for a buyer or merchant, Middle Dutch coper.