Clapper Family History
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Clapper Name Meaning
English: from Middle English clapper ‘rough bridge’, applied as a topographic name or as a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word. English: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle English clappe ‘chatter’. Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Klapper ‘chatterer’. Americanized form of German Klopper, a metonymic occupational name relating to several trades, from Middle Low German klopper ‘clapper’, ‘bobbin’, ‘hammer’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Klapper, Knapper, Klepper, Capper, Tapper, Lepper, Napper, Happe