Tapper Family History
Tapper Name Meaning
English and German: occupational name for a wine merchant or tavernkeeper, Middle English tapper (an agent derivative of tappen ‘to draw off’), Low German tappe ‘tap’. North German: nickname from Middle Low German tapper ‘capable’, ‘eager’, ‘courageous’. Swedish: soldier’s name from tapper ‘brave’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press