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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : from Middle Dutch coppel ‘measure of dry goods’, possibly a metonymic occupational name for a merchant.
  • Dutch : from Middle Dutch coppel (Middle Low German koppel) ‘common pasture’, probably a topographic name for someone who lived by common land.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish personal name kopl, from the German form of the Biblical name Jacob.

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