There are two possible meanings for this surname. As a baptismal name, it is derived from "the son of Copin", which is an early French equivalent of the Italian "Coppo", the nickname of Jacob, inself coming from the Hebrew "aqob" meaning "supplanter". The second derivation is topographic and indicates "one who lives on the top of a hill", from the Olde English pre 7th Century "copp", summit. The name development has included William Copyn of Worcester (1275), Robert Coppin, Recotor of Hethel, Norfolk in 1468, whilst John Coppin of Bury St. Edmunds was executed in 1583 for proclaiming Queen Elizabeth 1 to be an Idolater and Perjurer.The Coat of Arms granted to the family in Norwich has the blazon of per pale blue and red, three boar's heads couped gold. The crest being, out of a gold ducal coronet, a demi griffin blue. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Nicholas Coping, which was dated 1243, Witness at the Somerset Assize Court, during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The Frenchman" 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Coping — may refer to: Coping (architecture) consists of the capping or covering of a wall Coping (psychology) is the process of managing stressful circumstances Coping (joinery), a woodworking technique A coping is the part of a Crown (dentistry) that… …   Wikipedia

  • coping — c.1600 as an architectural term, from cope (n.), the cape like vestment worn by priests (14c.), a variant of CAPE (Cf. cape). Coping saw attested by 1931 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Coping — Cop ing, n. [See {Cope}, n.] (Arch.) The highest or covering course of masonry in a wall, often with sloping edges to carry off water; sometimes called {capping}. Gwill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coping — ● coping nom masculin (de l anglais to cope, supporter) En psychologie, stratégie développée par l individu pour faire face au stress …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Coping —   [ koʊpɪȖ, zu englisch to cope »mit jemandem/etwas fertig werden«] das, s, psychische Bewältigung und Verarbeitung von Belastungen, die insbesondere durch chronische oder unheilbare Erkrankungen und Behinderungen verursacht werden …   Universal-Lexikon

  • coping — ► NOUN ▪ the top, typically rounded or sloping, course of a brick or stone wall. ORIGIN from COPE(Cf. ↑coper), originally meaning «dress in a cope», hence «to cover» …   English terms dictionary

  • coping — [kō′piŋ] n. [< fig. use of COPE2] the top layer of a masonry wall, usually sloped to carry off water …   English World dictionary

  • Coping — Stress Pour les articles homonymes, voir Tension et Stress (homonymie). Le stress ou tension nerveuse est le syndrome général d adaptation. Il s agit d un anglicisme : ce mot signifie contrainte en anglais. Le stress fait partie des troubles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Coping — Bewältigungsstrategie, Copingstrategie, Coping (von englisch: to cope with = bewältigen , überwinden ) bezeichnet die Art des Umgangs mit einem als bedeutsam und schwierig empfundenen Lebensereignis oder einer Lebensphase. In diesem Sinne sind… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • coping — I UK [ˈkəʊpɪŋ] / US [ˈkoʊpɪŋ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms coping : singular coping plural copings the final layer of bricks or stone built along a wall II UK [ˈkəʊpɪŋ] / US [ˈkoʊpɪŋ] adjective coping behaviour or skills are ways that… …   English dictionary

  • coping — n. the top (usu. sloping) course of masonry in a wall or parapet. Phrases and idioms: coping stone a stone used in a coping …   Useful english dictionary

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