James Cooper

6 December 1809–
Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Cooper was born on 6 December 1809, in Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Cooper, was 38 and his mother, Isabel Christie, was 32. He married Lilias Pratt on 2 December 1831, in Dysart, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

James Cooper
1809–
Lilias Pratt
1819–1858
Marriage: 2 December 1831
Agnes Couper
1833–
Sarah Rodes
James Cooper
1835–
George Couper
1836–1917
Lily Cooper
1841–1878
James Cooper
1858–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 December 1831
Dysart, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 2

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 6

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1843

Age 34

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • James Couper, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Cooper, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • James Cooper, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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