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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Swedish
Pronounced Pron. TAHP-ehr  [key]

Meaning & History

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.
Added 9/22/2011 by Beautiful Victory
Edited 7/30/2014 by Beautiful Victory