Kapp Family History
Kapp Name Meaning
German:: from Middle High German kappe ‘hooded cloak’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods and hooded cloaks or a nickname for someone who habitually wore such a garment. nickname from Middle High German kappe ‘capon’ probably denoting a weak or ineffectual man or a man with a high pitched voice. Compare English Capon . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). from a pet form of the personal name Kaspar ; see Casper .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022