Kopec Family History
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Kopec Name Meaning
Polish (Kopec): from Polish kopec ‘smoke’, ‘soot’, probably a nickname for a dirty or swarthy person; or alternatively a metonymic occupational name for a chimneysweep or for someone who worked in a smokehouse. Variant of Hungarian Köpeci, a habitational name for someone from Köpec or Kepecz; or alternatively a topographic name from the archaic Székely dialect word göbec ‘pit’, ‘river bed’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press