Karpen Family History
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Karpen Name Meaning
German: from central or northern German dialect Karpe(n) ‘carp’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a carp fisherman or a seller of these fish, or a nickname for a person with fishlike features. The standard modern German form of the word is Karpfen.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Karren, Karpel, Kampen, Kappen, Kren, Karner, Karten, Farren, Kapper