my surname-I'd like to know what it means
My surname is Karp. It was changed when my grandfather and his brother immigrated to Canada (after living in Poland and escaping the Holocaust) I know what the original name [Schwartz] means, but I'd liked to know Karp.
Thanks a bunch.
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Hi Rachel,

I found out two different meanings of Karp:

1) From the Middle Low German word 'karpe' (carp) as a name for a fish-merchant

2) From the short form of the Greek first name 'Polykarp' (Greek 'polýs' = many, much + Greek 'karpós' = fruit)

Regards, Judith
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