Kopf Family History
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Kopf Name Meaning
German: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of cups or flasks, from Middle High German kopf ‘flask’ (from Late Latin cuppa ‘cask’). German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with some noticeable peculiarity or deformity of the head, from Middle High German kopf (the same word as in 1, used in a transferred sense which during the Middle Ages gradually ousted the earlier word houbet ‘head’), German Kopf.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press