Knapper Family History
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Knapper Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hillock (see Knapp), or habitational name for someone from a place named with this word. English: possibly a variant spelling of Napper, a variant of Napier. German (also Knäpper): habitational name from either of two places in Westphalia named Knapp. German (Knäpper): unflattering nickname from an agent derivative of knappen ‘to be stingy’ or, in some places, ‘to grab or snatch’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Napper, Knapp, Klapper, Kapper, Clapper, Knepper, Kappler, Klepper