|1.||Anthony Ashley. See (Earl of) Shaftesbury|
|2.||Cary (Lynn). born 1940, British psychologist, noted for his studies of behaviour at work and the causes and treatment of stress|
|3.||Gary, real name Frank James Cooper. 1901--61, US film actor; his many films include Sergeant York (1941) and High Noon (1952), for both of which he won Oscars|
|4.||Sir Henry. born 1934, British boxer; European heavyweight champion (1964; 1968--71)|
|5.||James Fenimore 1789--1851, US novelist, noted for his stories of American Indians, esp The Last of the Mohicans (1826)|
|6.||Leon Neil. born 1930, US physicist, noted for his work on the theory of superconductivity. He shared the Nobel prize for physics 1972|
|7.||Samuel 1609--72, English miniaturist|
"A dry cooper makes casks, etc., to hold dry goods, a wet cooper those to contain liquids, a white cooper pails, tubs, and the like for domestic or dairy use." [OED]The surname Cowper (pronounced "cooper") preserves a 15c. spelling.