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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Jeremy Couper
Elizabeth Patrick
John Couper
Isabel Couper
James Couper
Frances Cowpar
George Cooper
Jeremiah Cowpar
John Cupar
Margaret Cupar

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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.

Age 52

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

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

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