Guppy Family History
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Guppy Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Wootton Fitzpaine, Dorset, Gupehegh in Middle English. This is named with the Old English personal name Guppa (a short form of Guðbeorht ‘battle bright’) + (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’. The tropical fish denoted by this word was named in the 19th century in honor of R.J.L. Guppy, a clergyman in Trinidad who first presented specimens to the British Museum.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Gapp, Gunby, Guy, Gump, Gipp, Upp, Gundy, Gupta, Busby, Godby