Stopper Family History
Stopper Name Meaning
English: perhaps a nickname for someone with a heavy stride or an awkward way of walking from a conjectural Middle English word stauper stouper or with substitution of the pejorative suffix -ard Middle English staupard stoupard. English: perhaps an occupational name for a maker of stoups from Middle English staupe stoupe stope (Old Norse staup reinforced by Middle Dutch stoop) ‘jug often made of leather; measure for liquids; vessel or container for holy water’. Alternatively the name may derive from an unrecorded Middle English stopper perhaps ‘maker of pails buckets or jugs’ a derivative of Middle English stoppe (Old English stoppa). English: variant of Stopford a habitational name from Stockport (Cheshire) from Old English stoc ‘place secondary settlement’ + port ‘town market’. German: occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle High German stoppen ‘to repair’. Germanized form of Sorbian Stopjera and Stopora: from Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian vernacular forms of the Greek personal name Christophoros (see Christopher ). Germanized form of Slovenian Stopar .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press