Tapper Family History
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Tapper Name Meaning
English and German: occupational name for a wine merchant or tavernkeeper, Middle English tapper (an agent derivative of tappen ‘to draw off’), Low German tappe ‘tap’. North German: nickname from Middle Low German tapper ‘capable’, ‘eager’, ‘courageous’. Swedish: soldier’s name from tapper ‘brave’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Tupper, Napper, Tipper, Tappe, Kapper, Tepper, Capper, Lepper, Sapper