Last name origin & meaning:
Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from a place
called Copeland, of which there is an example in Cumbria, or from
Coupland in Northumberland, both named with Old Norse
kaupa-land ‘bought land’, a feature worthy of note during the
early Middle Ages, when land was rarely sold, but rather held by
feudal tenure and handed down from one generation to the next.
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