Last name origins & meanings:
- English: occupational name for a roofer, from Old French
co(u)vreur, an agent derivative of co(u)vrir ‘to cover’
(Latin cooperire). Roofing materials in the Middle Ages might
be tiles (see Tyler), slates (see Slater), or thatch
(see Thatcher), depending on the regional availability of
- English (of Norman origin): occupational name
for a maker of barrels and tubs, from an agent derivative of Middle
English, Old French cuve ‘vat’, ‘tub’ (Late Latin cupa,
of Germanic origin; compare Cooper).
spelling of German Kober.
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