Art by Betmatrho in this Red-Thread Genealogy section for the 'Lost Tribes of Israel' may be freely used for personal use.
Coat of Arms: A silver shield with three gold fleur de lis on a blue chevron between three red roses.
Crest: A greyhound.
Motto: Equo adeste animo.
First found in Leicestershire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Edward Cope who settled in Rhode Island whose sons Richard and William became noted shoemakers of Boston; Giles Cope who settled in Virginia in 1654; William Cope settled in Barbados in 1680.
mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
coat of arms and family crest click here
Sample Coat of Arms - Full
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