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The COPE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 18,110 1819 0.007 67
United States (1880 census) 4,228 1461 0.008 85
Change since 1880 +13882 -358 -0.001 -18
Other Countries
Australia 1,113 1491 0.007 68
United Kingdom 8,382 731 0.018 183
Top States for COPE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,390 2304 0.004 41
Ohio 1,382 962 0.012 122
Texas 1,376 1782 0.007 66
Pennsylvania 1,089 1316 0.009 89
Florida 1,048 1977 0.007 66
Top States for COPE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 1,015 869 0.018 178
Kentucky 676 887 0.017 167
Idaho 209 803 0.016 162
Oklahoma 495 968 0.014 143
Utah 300 1008 0.013 134


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called COPE live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called COPE represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called COPE in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a COPE by picking someone at random in Tennessee than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of COPE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the COPE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the COPE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of COPE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 695 3.84
Mixed Race 246 1.36
White (Hispanic) 235 1.3
Native American/Alaskan 112 0.62
Asian/Pacific 81 0.45
White (Caucasian) 16,735 92.41

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the COPE surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of COPE in historical publications

COPE. In Domesd. signifies a bill. Bailey's Diet.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to COPE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COPE.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for COPE

The following words are slight variants of COPE that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.