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SOURCE: Given Name
OTHER FORMS: Epama, Eepama
CONTRIBUTOR: anonymous on 2/20/2017
Meaning & History
"Son of Epa" or "Son of Eepa". The name was applied starting around 1620 C.E. to the descendants of Eepa, matriarch of a family of the "grytman" type of elected nobility who held political power in and around the town of Sneek/Snits. Eponymous is the manor Epemastate, built in Ysbrechtum near Sneek/Snits, the family's ancestral home and stronghold, construction of which started ca. 1250 and was completed ca. 1625.