Happe Family History
Happe Name Meaning
English: from Middle English hap(pe) ‘chance’, ‘luck’, ‘fortune’ (from Old Norse happ), applied as a nickname for someone considered fortunate or well favored. Compare Chance, Fortune. German, Dutch, and northern French (Picardy): from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Old French happe ‘hook’, ‘hatchet’, ‘pruning hook’, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such implements or for someone who used one in his work. Compare Heppe. German: from a reduced form of the medieval German personal names Hadebald or Hadebert (see Happel).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press