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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : occupational name for a cope or cape maker, from an agent derivative of Middle English cape.
  • Dutch : from an agent derivative of kap ‘hood’, ‘cap’, hence an occupational name for a maker of such head gear, or a nickname for someone who habitually wore a hood.

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