Mary Cooper

about 1700–
Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

Mary Cooper was born about 1700, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. She married William Duncombe on 2 February 1719, in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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William Duncombe
Mary Cooper
Marriage: 2 February 1719
Margaret Duncombe
Charles Duncomb
William Duncombe
Thomas Duncomb
Ann Duncombe
Joseph Duncombe

Spouse and Children

2 February 1719
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England


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World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 101

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 115

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 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 America, the English name has absorbed some cases of like-sounding cognates and words with similar meaning in other European languages, for example Dutch Kuiper .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of Kupfer and Kupper ( see Kuper ).3 Dutch: occupational name for a buyer or merchant, Middle Dutch coper.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Duncalf in entry for Margaret Duncalf, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Duncalf in entry for Duncalf, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Duncombe in entry for Ann Duncombe, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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