Kuper Family History
Kuper Name Meaning
North German (also Küper): occupational name for a cooper, from Middle Low German kuper ‘cooper’. Swiss German: nickname for a sulky person, from Swiss German kupen ‘to sulk’, ‘to pout’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Yiddish kuper ‘copper’ (or a Yiddishized form of German Kupfer), hence a metonymic occupational name for a coppersmith or an ornamental name.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press