Cypress Family History
Cypress Name Meaning
Native American (Seminole): from a personal name based on the English word cypress (probably through translation) denoting a bald cypress that is characteristic of Florida the homeland of the Seminoles. The surname is common in The Big Cypress Indian Reservation. Americanized form (translation into English) of any of various Greek surnames derived from kyparissos ‘cypress’ as for example Kyparissis Kyparissos and Kyparissiadis. Americanized form (translation into English) of German Zipress or Zypress: topographic name for someone living near a cypress tree or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a cypress Middle High German zipres(se) (from Italian cipressa Latin cupressus).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press