Subject: Re: Last name. Rapien
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: September 9, 2007 at 2:26 AM
Reply to: Last name. Rapien by Ros.gib

It appears to be German, not at all common, and probably from a place name. There are places called R@pen and Rappen in Nothern Germany - as near to Rapien as I can find.
The pronunciation in German would be something like Rah-peen.

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