Propp Family History
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Propp Name Meaning
North German: metonymic occupational name for a gardener and horticulturalist, from Middle Low German prop ‘graft’, or a reduced form of a Germanic personal name formed with a cognate of Old High German proz ‘opening bud’. North German: nickname for a fat little man, from Middle Low German proppe ‘stopper’, ‘plug’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; possibly the same as 2 or 1 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press