Rupel Family History
Rupel Name Meaning
Americanized form of German Ruppel . Compare Ruple and Rupple . German (also Rüpel): from a pet form of Rupprecht (see also Ruppel ). From the 16th century the name Rüpel came to mean ‘lout’ and some late formations of the surname may have arisen from a nickname from this sense. This surname is also found in Slovenia where it is in some instances spelled Rupelj.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022