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Thank you for visiting our Family web site which we have dedicated to our hobby of genealogy. Please take a look at the family tree which spans eleven generations descending from John Coppin, and Abigail of Cardinham, Cornwall who were married circa 1705. The tree contains more than four thousand eight hundred persons and is regularly updated. If you find any discrepancies or have anything to add please let us know.

A Brief History of the Cornish Coppin's .

Cardinham and the Coppin Family
The surname is common enough in eastern England but much rarer in the west, so that it seems probable that all the Cornish Coppins had a common ancestor. In the Cornwall Muster Roll of 1569 (edited by H.L. Douch, Bristol, 1984), which covers the whole county, the surname Coppin appears but once: John Coppyn of Cardenham [sic] is listed as an able archer.

According to C.W. Bardsley (A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, London, 1901, reprinted Baltimore, 1980) Coppin is an early French equivalent of Italian Coppo, the nickname of Jacob, with diminutive Coppin, as in (for example) Robin. Bardsley then cites several examples of the surname Coppin in the Hundred Rolls of 1273, all from eastern England. Nevertheless, the fact that a great many Celtic (and therefore Cornish) surnames are patronymic lends weight to the theory that the earliest Coppin ancestor was the son of the smaller or younger of two Jacobs. Alternatively, the surname Coppin may derive from Old English copp, meaning a top or head of anything. If so, it may simply mean one who dwelt at or near the summit of a hill (M.A. Lower, Dictionary of Family Names, London, 1860). Since Cardinham lies on the southern edge of the hilly country known as Bodmin Moor, this, too, is a plausible derivation for the Coppin of this booklet. H. Harrison (Surnames of the United Kingdom, London, 1912, reprinted Baltimore, 1969) gives both the Jacob derivation and an extension of the derivation from copp: by adding Old English eng (meadow), he has Coppin as the dweller by the hill-meadow. From copp comes the word Coppin itself, a conical ball of thread on a spindle (Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary, Edinburgh, 1972), which leads Lower to give Coppin as the source of the surname Coppinger (presumably one who had the care or production of yarn), a suggestion Bardsley (Op. Cit.) found ridiculous, though it cannot entirely be ruled out that the surname Coppin is connected with the spinning of yarn. The earliest documentary evidence of a Coppin holding land in Cardinham dates from 1522. In that year King Henry VIII raised a loan from all landowners, and a John Coppyng is recorded in Cardinham holding land to the value of 10s and goods to the value £4 (Cornwall Military Survey 1522, ed. T.L. Stoate, 1987, p 63). The same figure for goods appears against the name of John Coppyng of Cardinham in 1525 (Cornwall subsidies in the reign of Henry VIII, ed. T.L. Stoate). Almost certainly the same John Coppyng is listed as a tinner 'full harnessed' inhabiting Cardinham in the Tinners Muster Roll of c. 1535 (Cornwall Military Survey 1522, p 171). Coppins are recorded further afield in 1543: Thomas Copan [sic] of the 'Burg de Bodmin' is given a tax assessment £2 on goods, while in 'Bruard' [St Breward], Richard Coppyn's tax assessment is £1 on goods (Cornwall subsidies in the reign of Henry VIII). The earliest will of a Coppin in the Cornwall Calendar of Wills is that of Roger Coppin of Cardynham, proved 1570-1; the will itself is alas lost. The sixteenth-century wills or administrations of two further Coppins from Cardinham are recorded in the calendar, and there are another three from the seventeenth century. There survives an inventory (dated 20 Nov 1637) of the goods of 'Rodger Coppyn, of the title of Cardinham, late deceased', and two copies of an inventory of the goods of Hugh Coppin of the borough of Bodmin, dated 12 Nov 1646. In 1700, administration of the estate of Hugh Coppin the Younger of Cardinham was granted to John Coppin, yeoman of Cardinham (who may well have been the John Coppin, husband of Abigail, who heads our family tree), Hugh Coppin, yeoman of Cardinham, and an illegible name which may have been William Coppin [Top 100 Degree Producers rankings of the institutions that graduate the most minority students with degrees.] About Us Advertise SUBSCRIBE Diverse Education Black Lives Matter HOME Blogs News Diverse Hiring Community College Disabilities International Sports VIRTUAL EVENTS African Americans Native American Issues Asian/Pacific Islanders COVID-19 Latinos LGBT MILITARY WOMEN Diverse Health Keep It Real Diverse CCNewsNow DOIT PODCASTS Making IT Innovation Work at Coppin State University September 8, 2005 | : AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook Share to TwitterShare to EmailShare to More by Ronald Roach Print Friendly, PDF & EmailPrint Making IT Innovation Work at Coppin State University Maryland HBCU making a name for itself through technical innovation By Ronald Roach As a high school student in Trinidad, Ambika Ramsundar could not make much use of information technology tools such as laptops and PDAs in her education. IT products are a heady expense for the small Caribbean nation’s education system, and its individual students. Since enrolling at Coppin State University, a small public historically Black institution located in gritty, inner-city west Baltimore, however, Ramsundar has had access to some of the newest IT tools aimed at the higher education market. Last spring, Ramsundar and dozens of Coppin students tested a device known as the Tegrity digital pen, which allowed her and fellow students to write classroom notes, retrieve the notes electronically over the Internet and then have them synchronized with video and audio recordings of professors’ class presentations. Access to the recorded lectures was made possible because campus IT improvements have enabled them to be uploaded to the university’s Blackboard course management system. Similar to the WebCT software used at many other schools, Blackboard is the virtual base for the school’s online academic programs. Students can replay entire lectures online while reviewing their notes as they were written, or they can select specific notation to replay a corresponding part of the lecture. “It records the notes as you write them down,” says Ramsundar, who used the Tegrity Campus technology in an organic chemistry class. “Organic chemistry is a lot of memory work. I like the fact that you have your professor’s lecture online and you can compare your notes to what he or she said in class,” she says. “You don’t have to be in doubt about anything the professor says.” Nursing professor Denyce Watties-Daniels was among a handful of Coppin faculty who eagerly volunteered to have students use the Tegrity Campus technology in their courses. Watties-Daniels says the technology is appealing because it works well for the mix of students attending an urban university. Many of Coppin’s 4,000 students attend part-time and juggle family and job responsibilities. “Students have access to my lectures on a 24-hour-a-day basis. This especially helps those who missed class for unexpected reasons and [who] study at odd hours,” Watties-Daniels says. Obtaining and utilizing Tegrity and other IT tools has been the crowning achievement among a range of IT improvements implemented under Dr. Ahmed El-Haggan, Coppin’s vice-president for IT and chief information officer. The improvements have impressed the higher education IT community so much that the school recently became the first HBCU and Maryland-based institution to receive the award for Excellence in Networking: Innovation in Network Technology, Services and Management from EDU-CAUSE, higher education’s leading IT professional association in the United States. According to the EDUCAUSE award selection committee, the “transformation at Coppin State has been informed by clear awareness of the institution’s mission and the unique needs of its urban clientele. In addition to providing a state-of-the-art 24/7 IT infrastructure, the university has boosted student enrollment, energized faculty and enabled expansion of important community activities. It has empowered students and their families by making them active participants in the Net Generation.” Coppin and other winners of the 2005 EDUCAUSE awards will be honored in October before more than 6,000 higher education IT professionals at the association’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Coppin leaders have praised the school’s IT department for its strategic deployment of technologies, such as the Tegrity Campus products and the construction of smart classrooms. “It is encouraging to the Coppin family ? especially the leaders of our information technology efforts ? to know that our vision for meshing innovative technology and our unique mission is worthy of national recognition,” says Dr. Stanley F. Battle, president of the university. “Tegrity has been a new project for us. We’ve only been working with the technology for the past year,” adds Dr. Sadie Gregory, provost and vice president for academic affairs. In 2002, Coppin launched a new strategic program, anchoring IT innovation to energize the school’s academic mission, say officials. Campus IT improvements include installing new cable plant infrastructure for academic buildings, the library and the student union; establishing Voice over IP (VoIP) enabled phones; having off-site buildings wirelessly connected to the main campus; and building 40 smart classrooms. By 2003, Coppin’s Web site for campus users of wireless technology drew attention from EDUCAUSE officials. The Web site allows users of wireless devices such as PDAs and cell phone Web browsers to access a user-friendly site developed for that specific medium. El-Haggan says Coppin State is prepared to move ahead with deployment of the Tegrity Campus technology for the entire school this academic year. Currently, the school is planning to equip all of its classrooms across campus with microphones and cameras to make the note-taking solution accessible to all students and faculty. At $89 each, the Tegrity digital pen is considered to be affordable for Coppin students, many of whom receive financial aid. The Commission’s 2014 report cited allegations of using forced labor for “gold farming” in China?the practice of repeating specific actions in online video games to accrue or “farm” a game’s “currency” or other items to sell to other players for real money in online marketplaces.25 According to a 2011 Guardian article, a former prisoner of an RTL camp in Heilongjiang Province claimed he was forced to play video games in addition to performing manual labor; this individual claimed prison officials forced prisoners to play in 12-hour shifts farming in-game currency that later was sold by the officials for a total profit of $785?$940 a day.26 The Commission’s report assessed that these allegations of forced gold farming brought “new and potentially significant implications for U.S. policies and laws,” noting that U.S. legislation had not yet caught up to countering the potential for “repetitive and low-skill online tasks” to be exploited with forced labor.27 As of the publishing of this report, the United States had not passed legislation designed to address this problem.‡