Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. PEEPS
Other Forms FormsPeppiatt ("little Pepis")
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Contributor Contrib.babycrookston on 10/10/2013
From the medieval personal name Pepis, a form of Old French Pepin, brought into England by the Normans. It may have been based on an earlier nickname meaning "awesome". It is standardly pronounced "peeps". The English diarist Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) was a famous bearer.