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The COPPINGER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,159 13019 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 211 18548 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +1948 +5529 +0.001 +4
Other Countries
Australia 72 18973 0.000 4
United Kingdom 194 16795 0.000 4
Top States for COPPINGER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 292 2958 0.005 51
Massachusetts 184 5006 0.003 29
Texas 180 10530 0.001 9
Florida 115 16222 0.001 7
New Jersey 99 10814 0.001 12
Top States for COPPINGER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 292 2958 0.005 51
Rhode Island 32 5347 0.003 31
Massachusetts 184 5006 0.003 29
New Hampshire 32 5497 0.003 26
Wyoming 11 6686 0.002 22


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

Classification and Origin of COPPINGER

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 COPPINGER 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 COPPINGER 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 COPPINGER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 41 1.9
Native American/Alaskan 35 1.62
Mixed Race 33 1.53
Black/African American 14 0.65
Asian/Pacific 12 0.56
White (Caucasian) 2,024 93.75

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

Meaning of COPPINGER in historical publications

COPPINGER. ' Copenere ' is the A-Sax. for lover; but a more probable derivation is from coppin, which Halliwell defines as ' a piece of yarn taken from the spindle.' A Coppinger was then perhaps in medieval times' one who had the care of yarn or who produced it. To live like a Coppingek is a Suffolk proverb, which points to the Avealth and hospitality of a famil_v of this name who flourished in the XVI. and XVII. cent, at Buxhall in that county. Gent. Mag. Jan. 1831. The name is found in the archives of Cork so earlj- as temp. Edw. II. B.L.G.

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 COPPINGER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COPPINGER.

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 COPPINGER

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