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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from Low German Kopper ‘copper’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a copper dealer or coppersmith.
  • German : occupational name, from Low German Köpper ‘bloodletter’, i.e. someone who applied cups in order to effect a bleeding.
  • German : from Slavic kopr ‘dill’, ‘fennel’, hence a topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for a herb grower or dealer. Compare Koper.
  • German : habitational name for someone from any of the places called Koppen.
  • Dutch : variant of Koper.

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