Rapa Family History
Rapa Name Meaning
Italian: from rapa ‘turnip’; a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of turnips, or a derogatory nickname for a stupid person, from the same word in a transferred sense. Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of the towns called Rapa, in Portugal and in A Coruña, Galicia.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press