Shaune, I have to jump in here after reading some of your posts. I checked the ships lists for the Palatine Immigration in the 1700's. Most of those were Swiss, German, Dutch, even some Scots who eventually became the Pennsylvania Dutch, Amish, and Mennonites. The Mennonites migrated to Canada in times of American War; either as Conscientious Objectors, or because they were Loyalists.
I don't know of your Copeman name, but there were 10 ships that had Cline with many variations in spelling. (Cline is the name I'm researching.)
These are some of the ships that had Cline, as well as many others on my list.
These pages had so many surnames that sounded like mine, when I decided look for Cline, and found them on 10 ships(typed in Klein). (Most of those surnames of mine were in Pa. at some time, and coincidently, there are some surnames that are on my mother's side in West Vir., as well as some on my dad's side in NY, Can., and Mich.
Woolf/Wolff; Miller, Jung/Young, Smit/Smith/Schmidt, Brown, Friederich, Hoffman, Nusli/Nussli, Hoober, Kramer/Krieger, Noll, Teitz/Teitzwortzel, Solman/Zollmann; to list a few.)
Many of these ships had 3 separate lists, with same passengers, for various reasons and the different spellings for some names was amazing. No wonder we have problems in our research.
The names for Klein- of various spellings:
Johan Nickel Klaa
Johan Nickel Cleh
Johan Nickel Cleh
Henrick Adam Clyn
Henry Adam Klein
Hend. Adam Klein
Hans Nichall Klaa
Hans Nicklas Klein
Hans Nick. Cliehn
These may be three brothers or relatives somehow, on the same ship (Loyal Judith-1739), so you can see the spelling problem, but having 3 lists on this one helps.
There was a G. Frederick Klein on the Good Intent 1754, Capt. John Lesley.
If you haven't visited this site it's a treat, especially to see how many of my surnames were probably from this source.
Be sure to type in every variation of a name in the FreeFind box.
I hope this gives you some help in linking your families to others.
We have Kauffman/Coffman who were Mennonites, PA to Can., but that's as close as we get to Copeman.
I'm looking for Benjamin or Frederick Cline b. ca 1800; Frederick was on Michigan census 1830, 1834 tax list Mi, and 1840MI census. Benjamin is on Henry A Cline's death certificate as father- his mother was Rhoda/Roda Franklin. Henry was born 1832 in Michigan.
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