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Karp 1
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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English

Meaning & History

From the given name Karp.
Added 10/5/2014 by Caroline

Karp 2
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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Polish

Meaning & History

From Middle High German karp(f)e Middle Low German karpe or Slavic (Russian and Polish) and Yiddish karp ‘carp’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a carp fisherman or seller of these fish or a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish.
From the personal name Karp a shortened vernacular form of Latin Polycarpus Greek Polykarpos ‘fruitful’
Added 1/13/2024 by anonymous

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User submission Kärp