Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. TAHP-ehr
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Contributor Contrib.Beautiful Victory on 9/22/2011
Swedish soldier name meaning "brave". Soldier names became common in the Swedish military in the 17th and 18th century. The soldiers were required to have a unique surname in order to distinguish them from each other. The names could be taken from a trait (like in this case, brave) or from military terms.