Napper Family History
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Napper Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house, Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier. Compare Scottish Napier. Dutch: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch nappen ‘prick’, ‘sting’, ‘bite’. Dutch: occupational name from an agent derivative of nap ‘cup’, denoting a turner who made cups, dishes, and bowls. Altered spelling of German Knapper.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Napier, Tapper, Knapper, Kapper, Nopper, Capper, Nepper, Lepper