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Couppey family page


Henry Warren Couppey was baptised in St Helier in 1869

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Origins of surname

Couppey is a common Normandy name and comes from the old word colpé or copé, meaning unfaithful. Alternatively, it might also be derived from copel, meaning the top of a tree, or crest of a helmet, signifying someone who wore or made helmets.

Early records

Although we have been unable to link Jersey trees with a specific place in France, it is clear that the first Couppeys came to Jersey from the Manche department of Normandy around the 1850s. Two girls were born in St Brelade in the 1840s/50s but their parents names are not known.

Jacques Couppey and his wife Justine came to Jersey from France via Guernsey in the early 1850s with their sons Jules and John. Their daughter Clementine was born in Jersey in 1854.


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