William Copeland

1660–
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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Family Time Line

William Copeland
1660–
Margaret McGowan
1675–1730
Marriage: about 1690
Alexander Copeland
1691–1774
Catharine Copland
1720–
Thomas Copland
1707–1735

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1690
Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(3)

    Alexander Copeland

    Male1691–1774Male

    Thomas Copland

    Male1707–1735Male

    Female1720–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

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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