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Meaning and Origin of: Copper

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Mineral; reddish-brown

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : variant of Cooper, from Middle English copere, found from the 12th century alongside cupere.
  • English : metonymic occupational name for a worker in copper, Old English coper (Latin (aes) Cyprium ‘Cyprian bronze’).
  • Respelling of German Kopper.