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The COPPER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,466 8729 0.001 13
United States (1880 census) 764 6843 0.002 15
Change since 1880 +2702 -1886 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 54 23981 0.000 3
United Kingdom 491 8974 0.001 11
Top States for COPPER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 434 4850 0.004 35
Maryland 304 2760 0.006 57
California 230 14725 0.001 7
Florida 179 13589 0.001 11
Texas 176 12832 0.001 8
Top States for COPPER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maryland 304 2760 0.006 57
Delaware 30 6095 0.004 38
Pennsylvania 434 4850 0.004 35
Nebraska 50 7528 0.003 29
Iowa 78 7934 0.003 27

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of COPPER

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 COPPER 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 COPPER 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 COPPER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 70 2.02
White (Hispanic) 65 1.88
Asian/Pacific 18 0.52
Native American/Alaskan 18 0.52
Black/African American 1,337 38.57
White (Caucasian) 1,958 56.49

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

Meaning of COPPER in historical publications

COPPER. A cup bearer. "Palice of Honour," quoted by Jamieson. A-Sax. cop, a cup.

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 COPPER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COPPER.

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 COPPER

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