Kropf Family History
Kropf Name Meaning
German and Swiss German:: from Middle High German kropf ‘goiter’ hence a nickname for a person with a conspicuous crop due to goiter or for a short person. nickname for a man of short stature (see Kropp ). The surname Kropf is also found in Hungary and Slovenia. In part it is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola Slovenia (see Kocevar ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press