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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish, Czech, eastern German, and Jewish (from Poland) : metonymic occupational name for a grain dealer, from Slavic krupka ‘grain’.
  • Czech and German : nickname for an ill-mannered person, from old Czech krupy ‘crude’.
  • Jewish (from Belarus) : habitational name for someone from a place called Krupka, now in Belarus.

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