Crisp Family History
Crisp Name Meaning
English: nickname for a man with curly hair, from Middle English crisp, Old English crisp, cryps (Latin crispus), reinforced in Middle English by an Old French word also from Latin crispus. Americanized spelling of the German cognate Krisp, from Middle High German krisp, krispel ‘curly-haired man’. Americanized form of German Krisp, from a short form the medieval personal name Krispin (see Crispin).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press