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Type Surname
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. Nap-per  [key]

Meaning & History

1 English: occupational name for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house, Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier. Compare Scottish Napier .
2 Dutch: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch nappen ‘prick’, ‘sting’, ‘bite’.
3 Dutch: occupational name from an agent derivative of nap ‘cup’, denoting a turner who made cups, dishes, and bowls.
4 Altered spelling of German Knapper .
Added 12/15/2020 by IPeeOnApples