Cope


Cope
This interesting surname is of early medieval English origin, and is a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cloaks or capes, or perhaps a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive one. The derivation is from the Middle English "cape, cope", from the Olde English pre 7th Century "cap", reinforced by the cognate Old Norse "kapa". Job-descriptive surnames originally denoted the actual occupation of the namebearer, and later became hereditary. One Walter Cape, witness, was noted in the 1221 Assize Court Rolls of Gloucestershire, and a Maud Cope appears in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire, dated 1275. On July 17th 1635, Richard Cope, aged 24 yrs., embarked from London on the ship "Blessing", bound for New England. He was one of the earliest recorded namebearers to settle in America. Among the several notable Copes listed in the "Dictionary of National Biography" is Charles West Cope (1811 - 1890), a historical painter, who, with six others, was chosen to prepare decorations for the House of Lords in 1844, and for Westminster Palace in 1871. During the period 1867 - 1875 he held the position of professor of painting to the Royal Academy. The family Coat of Arms is a silver shield with three gold fleur-de-lis on a chevron azure between three red roses slipped proper. A red dragon's head emerging from a gold fleur-de-lis is on the Crest. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ailward Cape, which was dated 1190, in the "Pipe Rolls of Kent", during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "Richard the Lionheart", 1189 - 1199. 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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  • Cope — • A vestment which may most conveniently be described as a long liturgical mantle, open in front and fastened at the breast with a band or clasp Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Cope     Cope …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • COPE — may refer to:*The Council of Pacific Education (COPE), a regional branch of Education International (EI IE), the global federation of teachers trade unions. *Coalition of Progressive Electors, a municipal political party in Vancouver, BC, Canada… …   Wikipedia

  • COPE (E. D.) — COPE EDWARD DRINKER (1840 1897) Paléontologiste américain. Après avoir enseigné à Haverford College de 1864 à 1867, Edward Cope consacre plus de vingt années de sa vie à des expéditions scientifiques dans l’Amérique du Nord et l’Amérique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cope — [ koup ] verb intransitive *** to deal successfully with a difficult situation or job: There are refugees arriving all the time and we are doing our best to cope. Considering her injuries, she s coping remarkably well. cope with: a seminar on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cope — cope; cope·man; cope·mate; cope·stone; glau·cope; …   English syllables

  • Cope — Cope, v. t. 1. To bargain for; to buy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To make return for; to requite; to repay. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] three thousand ducats due unto the Jew, We freely cope your courteous pains withal. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To match… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cope — Cope, v. i. To form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Some bending down and coping toward the earth. Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cope — Cope, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Coped} (k[=o]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coping}.] [OE. copen, coupen, to buy, bargain, prob. from D. koopen to buy, orig., to bargain. See {Cheap}.] 1. To exchange or barter. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To encounter;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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