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The COUPER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 514 40139 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 99 31766 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +415 -8373 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 620 2603 0.004 38
United Kingdom 1,058 5018 0.002 23
Top States for COUPER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 73 34025 0.000 2
Washington 44 18072 0.001 7
Illinois 31 46383 0.000 2
Pennsylvania 25 57435 0.000 2
Massachusetts 24 33147 0.000 4
Top States for COUPER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 8 10960 0.001 13
Rhode Island 8 17700 0.001 8
Washington 44 18072 0.001 7
Iowa 17 24210 0.001 6
Maine 7 19661 0.001 5


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

Classification and Origin of COUPER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the COUPER 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 COUPER 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 COUPER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 417 81.13
Black/African American 73 14.2
White (Hispanic) 13 2.53
Mixed Race 9 1.75
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of COUPER in historical publications

COUPAR. COUPER. Parishes in Fifeshire and Perthshire. Sometimes a corruption of Cooper.

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 COUPER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COUPER.

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 COUPER

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