John Couper

13 April 1763–
Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Couper was born on 13 April 1763, his father, Jeremy Couper, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Patrick, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Jeremy Couper
1736–
Elizabeth Patrick
1738–
John Couper
1763–
Isabel Couper
1764–
James Couper
1766–
Frances Cowpar
1769–
George Cooper
1771–1855
Jeremiah Cowpar
1773–
John Cupar
1776–
Margaret Cupar
1778–

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World Events (6)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 39

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

Age 52

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830

Age 67

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. habitational name from Cupar in Fife, which is probably of Pictish origin, with an unknown meaning. There are several other places similarly named, for example Couper Angus and Cupar Maculty (now Couttie), but these do not seem to have given rise to surnames. 2. English: variant spelling of Cooper .

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

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Sources (1)

  • John Couper, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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