William Copeland

Colliston, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Copeland was born in 1660, in Colliston, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Copland, was 22 and his mother, Mrs. William Copland, was 20. He married Margaret McGowan about 1690, in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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William Copeland
Margaret McGowan
Marriage: about 1690
Alexander Copeland
Catharine Copland
Thomas Copland

Spouse and Children

about 1690
Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Alexander Copeland


    Thomas Copland



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Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from a place called Copeland, of which there is an example in Cumbria, or from 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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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