While the "Couperus" tribe clearly originated in Friesland, they have been global wanderers and emigrants in the same tradition as their fellow-countrymen.
The current whereabouts of Couperus families in The Netherlands is summarized nicely in the following map derived from www.familienaam.nl:
In the rest of the world, we appear to be currently established in
United States of America
- California - Two waves (families) of direct immigrants with subsequent generations dispersed to Arizona, Washington and Massachussetts
- Florida - retired, with subsequent generations located in the next two listed states
- Colorado - subsequent generations from original immigrants to this area
- Massachussetts - subsequent generations from original immigrants to this area
- New Hampshire - subsequent generations from original Massachussetts immigrants
- Upstate New York - subsequent generations of multiple families who immigrated to this area
- New Jersey - subsequent generations from original New York immigrants
- Pennsylvania - subsequent generations from original New York immigrants
- Ontario - A number of original emigrant families have settled here
- British Columbia - some "2nd generation" have drifted to the west.
- Just one family so far, on the North Island with 2nd generation in Hastings and Wainuiomata
- One branch of the family has been located in Germany, in Neuss.
Another branch may exist in Austria, but further details are unknown at this time
In the past families were once established (but no longer exist there) in
- Batavia (Indonesia)
- Tranquebar (India)
- Kenya and Uganda (East Africa)
Number of Couperus individuals (not families) in The Netherlands, according to 1947 censusderived from Nederlands Repertorium van Familienamen:
Municipalities in Friesland in descending order of requency: (Wonseradeel, Achtkarspelen, Leeuwarden, Bolsward, Sneek).
Groningen 18 Friesland 243 Drenthe 4 Overijssel 12 Gelderland 8 Utrecht 3 Amsterdam 5 Noord-Holland 19 Noord-Holland totaal 24 Den Haag 8 Rotterdam 1 Zuid-Holland 5 Zuid-Holland totaal 14 Zeeland 0 Noord-Brabant 6 Limburg 0 Total 332