Ripper Family History
Ripper Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English ripier riper a derivative of (h)rip ‘basket’ perhaps for a maker or seller of baskets or one who used baskets to carry goods for sale. Rypier was used in London in 1384 of those who brought fish from the sea for sale in the city. Scottish: occupational name from Middle English reper(e) ‘reaper harvester’. German: variant of Ripp .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022