Ripa Family History
Ripa Name Meaning
Italian: topographic name from ripa ‘river bank embankment cliff’ a variant of Riva or a habitational name from a place called with this word such as Ripa Teatina in Chieti or Ripatransone in Ascoli Piceno. Spanish: habitational name from a place called Ripa or Erripa in Navarre. Czech (Řípa): variant of Řepa ‘beet’ (see Repa ). Ukrainian: nickname from ripa ‘turnip’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press