Schepis Family History
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Schepis Name Meaning
Southern Italian: from the medieval Greek personal name Skepis, a derivative of the vocabulary word skepe ‘cover’, ‘protection’, commemorating the legend of Our Lady of the Protecting Veil (Hagia Skepe), according to which the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Andrew the Fool extending a veil over the cathedral of St. Sophia in Constantinople.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press