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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German
Other Forms FormsLap

Meaning & History

From Middle High German lap(pe) ‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person.

Ethnic name for a Lapp, someone from Lapland. It is considered a derogatory term in some languages. The prefered term is Sami.
Added 5/14/2014 by LMS
Edited 6/17/2016 by Beautiful Victory and LMS